9. The Grand Mosque Seizure
1979, in the month of November a group of Islamic insurgents took control over Masjid-e-Haram , Mecca. This happened during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Abdullah al-Qahtani, the leader of insurgents was declared ‘Imam Mahdi’ by the fanatics who take hundred of hajji’s as hostages. Mosque was cleared after two weeks of bloody battle by Pakistan Army and his alliance. According to Saudi government this terrorist attack took 127 causalities and more than four hundred were injured.