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Jeddah suicide bomber was Pakistani national

He was born in Pakistan and resided in the city of Jeddah with his wife and her parents

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The security spokesman of the Saudi Interior Ministry stated that the suicide bomber who blew himself up early Monday morning in Jeddah was an expatriate Pakistani named Abdullah Qalzar Khan.

He was born in Pakistan and resided in the city of Jeddah with his wife and her parents. He came to Saudi Arabia 12 years ago to work as a private driver.

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman on Monday received a telephone call from Pakistani army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif.

The Pakistani official expressed condemnation by Pakistan of the terrorist act that targeted the vicinity of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. He also stated Pakistan's full support for the kingdom.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on July 5, 2016.