26 October 2016

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Bomber killed, two police wounded in blast outside U.S. consulate in Jeddah – Reuters

A suicide bomber was killed and two other people wounded in a blast near the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia's second city of Jeddah early on Monday, state TV said, the first bombing in years to attempt to target foreigners in the kingdom, according to Reuters.


The attacker parked his car outside a hospital opposite the consulate at about 02:15 and detonated his device after being approached by two security men, killing him and lightly wounding them, it said, quoting a security spokesman, Reuters reports.

Three further blasts rocked the location of the bombing hours later, a witness told Reuters, as police carried out what appeared to be controlled explosions near the site.

Death toll for ISIS attacks in Baghdad grows to 172 killed, 196 injuredIslamic State has carried out a series of bombing and shooting attacks in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 that have killed scores of people, mostly members of the Shi'ite Muslim minority and security services.

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