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Suicide attack near US consulate in Saudi's Jeddah

The US consulate in Jeddah was attacked in 2004, killing nine people [AFP]

Date of publication: 4 July, 2016

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Video: A suicide bomber was killed and two security officer wounded in an attack near the United States consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah early on Monday.

A suspected suicide bomber has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah early on Monday, local media reported.

Two security officers were reportedly injured in the incident that took place in a parking lot close to the consulate building.

Social media users shared images purporting to show the attacker lying dead after having detonated his explosive vest, however The New Arab has not been able to verify the images.

The attack came in the early hours of US Independence Day.

Saudi authorities have yet to comment on the incident.

The Jeddah consulate was the scene of a militant attack in 2004, which left nine people dead.

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