Saudi Arabia: Four foreigners injured in bomb blast on World War I commemoration in Jeddah


A bomb blast at the ‘end of World War I Commemoration’ in the Saudi city of Jeddah has injured several foreigners.

The French Foreign Ministry said the event was attended by European diplomats and representatives of several countries.

There was no immediate reaction from Saudi officials.

A statement from the French Foreign Ministry said: “This morning’s commemoration of the end of World War I was targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED). The ceremony was held in a non-Muslim cemetery and was attended by representatives of consulates of several countries, including France. Several people were injured in the attack.

The statement described the attack as “cowardly and unjustified”.

On October 29, a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah was stabbed by a Saudi citizen. The same day, three people were killed in a knife attack in the French city of Nice.

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