Several injured in bomb blast at Remembrance service in Saudi Arabia

Several injured in bomb blast at Remembrance service in Saudi Arabia

Four people were injured in an explosion during a Remembrance Day service in Saudi Arabia.

Greek and French officials were at the non-Muslim cemetery in the city of Jeddah, with unconfirmed reports that British consular staff were also there.

A grenade was reportedly hurled towards the people gathered for the service, according to Le Figaro.

‘There was some sort of a blast at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah,’ an official told Reuters.

‘There are four slightly injured, among them one Greek.’

France’s foreign ministry condemned the attack, saying: ‘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.’ 

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