Suicide bomber’s bid to attack US consulate foiled in Saudi city of Jeddah

(From AFP)

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the United States consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah in the early hours of Monday, the interior ministry said.

The suicide bomber lying on the ground outside the car

The suicide bomber lying at the parking lot of Dr Suleiman Faqeeh Hospital in Jeddah near the US consulate

Security officers became suspicious of a man near the parking lot of Dr Suleiman Faqeeh Hospital, which is directly across from the US diplomatic mission.

When they moved in to investigate, “he blew himself up with a suicide belt inside the hospital parking” at around 2:15 am (2315 GMT Sunday), the ministry said, adding that two security officers were lightly injured.

A picture carried by the Sabq online newspaper, which is close to authorities, appeared to show a large body part lying on the ground between a taxi and the open door of another car, peppered with shrapnel holes. Read More



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