Shooting at US consulate in Saudi city leaves two dead | News

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An armed man attacked members of the security forces guarding the US consulate in the city of Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, and after the exchange of shots, the death of the attacker and a member of the security guard were reported. diplomatic headquarters, of Nepali origin.


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US State Department sources confirmed that the shooting took place outside the consulate and denied that any Americans were injured in the attack. "There have been two fatalities, including a member of the consulate's local guard and the assailant, who was killed by Saudi security forces."

According to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) news agency, the diplomatic legation was closed and the northern representatives joined the Saudi authorities to determine the motives for the event.

The Mecca Police, quoted by SPA, declared that "a person stopped his vehicle near the US consulate building in the city of Jeddah and came out carrying a firearm in his hand, for which the competent security forces took the initiative, as the situation required.

The United States consulate in the city of Jeddah is located in the Al Muhammadiyah district, an important point in the journey of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who celebrate the Hajj or annual pilgrimage to Mecca these days.

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