Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, [the Enlightened City,] is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad, and is the second-holiest site in Islam, after al-Masjid al-Haram, or the Grand Mosque, in Mecca.

The back-to-back attacks come in the last days of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. They also follow a weekend of violence by the Islamic State. In Baghdad, a truck bomb killed nearly 149 people and wounded scores more in a busy commercial area Sunday. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, militants killed 22 people, mostly foreign nationals, in an hours-long siege at a restaurant Friday night.
The Altantic