Suicide bomber killed in blast near Jeddah’s US consulate
Riyadh, July 4 (IANS) A suspected suicide bomber was killed on Monday after blowing himself up near the US consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah city, officials said.
Two security officers were injured “as a result of the failed bombing”, Al Jazeera reported.
Local media reports said the attacker parked his car outside a mosque opposite the consulate and shortly afterwards detonated his device after being tackled by security guards.
The Jeddah consulate was the scene of a militant attack in 2004, which left nine people dead.