Several Hurt in Remembrance Day ‘Bomb Attack’ at Saudi Cemetery

On Remembrance Day service, four persons were injured in a bomb explosion in Saudi Arabia

An improvised explosive device blew up at a cemetery for non-Muslims, as officials from several consulates remembered the end of World War One, a French foreign ministry statement said.

A foreign ministry spokesperson said: ‘The annual ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED attack this morning, which injured several people’.

‘France strongly condemns this cowardly, unjustifiable attack.’

Disturbing Images from the cemetery where the explosion happened showed blood spatters beside wreaths behind an injured person on the ground being treated by men in military uniforms.

Just two weeks ago a security guard was attacked outside the French embassy in Jeddah and this latest incident happened in the same city.

Two injured in explosion at ceremony organized by France to mark Remembrance Day at Non-Muslim Cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Two injured in explosion at ceremony organized by France to mark Remembrance Day at Non-Muslim Cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Two injured in explosion at ceremony organized by France to mark Remembrance Day at Non-Muslim Cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

According to Reuters, the French consulate in Jeddah also urged French nationals in Saudi Arabia to exercise “maximum vigilance” following the attack.