Bomb Attack On Armistice Day Ceremony At Saudi Cemetery Injures Several

Several people on Wednesday were wounded in what French officials said was a bomb attack targeting a World War I commemorations.

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Several people were wounded Wednesday in what French officials said was a bomb attack targeting a World War I commemoration ceremony attended by European diplomats.

France’s Foreign Ministry said the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED [improvised explosive device] attack this morning, which injured several people.

The ministry strongly condemned this cowardly, unjustifiable attack while Greek government official said four people were slightly injured in the blast, including a Greek national.

The Saudi government communications office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The blast is the second security incident to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second-most populous city, in the last couple of weeks.

On October 29 a Saudi man was arrested after attacking and wounding a security guard at the French consulate there.

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