Several injuries following attack at non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah during Remembrance Day ceremony
Several people were injured in a suspected grenade attack during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday morning.
Officials from several countries were at the cemetery at the time of the attack. An unnamed Greek official told Reuters that four people have been injured. According to reports, a Greek national and several Saudi guards are among those hurt.
French Foreign Ministry officials told AFP that the French consulate was among several consulates general attending the ceremony.
“France strongly condemns this cowardly attack,” the French diplomatic service said as cited by French media, calling on Saudi authorities to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Photos shared on social media purport to show a wounded dignitary lying on the ground, with blood spatters alongside memorial wreaths.
#ArabieSaoudite Tentative d’attentat ce matin au cimetière des non-musulmans à #Jeddah. Lors de la cérémonie du #11Novembre. En présence du Consul Général de France, 🇮🇪, 🇬🇧…& expatriés français. Des blessés…
15j après attaque au couteau au Consulat, la France encore visée !? pic.twitter.com/whjBGlLdad
— Clarence Rodriguez (@Clarencewoman) November 11, 2020
French Senator Damien Regnard tweeted a message of support for those injured in the blast. “All my support to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia and in Jeddah,” he wrote.
The attack comes just 12 days after a knife attack at the French consulate in Jeddah, on the same day three people were killed in an Islamist terrorist attack in Nice.
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