27-11-2021 06:44 AM Jerusalem Timing

Suicide Bombing Near US Consulate in Saudi

Suicide Bombing Near US Consulate in Saudi

A suicide bomber blew himself up early Monday near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, reported the Sabq online newspaper, which is close to authorities.

SaudiA suicide bomber blew himself up near the United States consulate in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah early Monday, reported the Sabq online newspaper, which is close to authorities.

It said two security officers were hurt "as a result of the failed bombing" on July 4, the day when Americans celebrate their independence.

Security officers sealed off the area after "a person blew himself up in a car in front of the US consulate in Jeddah," the report said.

There was no immediate word on who was responsible, but since late 2014 the eastern provinces in KSA have been hit by deadly violence claimed by the ISIL group.

American embassy officers could not be reached immediately, but the Saudi interior ministry said it would issue a statement.