| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Two dead after exchange of fire near US consulate in Jeddah

According to a report from the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday, an individual armed with a firearm was intercepted near the American Consulate building in Jeddah. Subsequently, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the individual and the security authorities, resulting in the individual’s demise.
A Nepalese security guard at the consulate was injured in the incident and subsequently died from his injuries, the report added.

According to SPA, the armed man parked a car near the consulate building and exited the vehicle carrying a gun, after which security forces “took the initiative to deal with him as required by the situation.”

Makkah region police said a security investigation was ongoing aimed at determining the circumstances of the incident.

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