Slain U.S. College Student Credited With Stopping ISIS Mosque Attack
A Kansas college student was tragically killed in an effort to stop an ISIS suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia.
Wichita State University student Abduljaleel Alarbash, 22, is being credited with preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque in Dammam.
CNN reported that Alarbash, his brother and his cousin were volunteering as security guards at the mosque when they were killed. The three men reportedly stopped the suicide bomber from entering the mosque, but were killed when the attacker detonated his explosives in the parking lot.
Alarbash had returned to Saudi Arabia to get married, and he was scheduled to resume his engineering studies at WSU in the fall.
Alarbash’s friend, Murtadha Alismaiel, called the fallen student brave.
“It makes me happy that he saved a lot of lives, but I’m still gonna miss him,” he said.
WSU said on its website that the school is saddened by Alarbash’s tragic death.