An Algerian pilgrim was attacked by unknown assailants last Thursday in Medina when he was returning home after performing the dawn prayer.
- The attackers attempted to steal his belongings after he had been knocked down with shots causing multiple fractures.
According to corroborating sources, the Algerian Hadji, aged 68, from the province of Laghouat was found Friday in a serious condition. He suffered several fractures and injuries in foot, chest and head. The latter told his wife that unknown persons attacked him while he went to buy breakfast.
The wife said her husband is in a deplorable state and sought the intervention of the National Hajj and Umrah Office to carry him in Algeria or in a hospital in Saudi Arabia for treatment. She adds that her husband is now with the members of the Algerian delegation in Medina.
Source: Ennahar Online