ISIS claims attack on Jeddah’s non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia

An ISIS flag is seen in this picture illustration. (Reuters)

The ISIS extremist group claimed responsibility on Thursday for the attack on an event at a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that injured two people on Wednesday.

The ISIS claim was made in a statement published on the militant group’s Amaq news agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

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It said ISIS fighters “planted an explosive device in... the cemetery in the city of Jeddah yesterday,” where European diplomats were gathered.

The Spokesman of the Mecca region principality Sultan al-Dosari had said on Wednesday: “Security authorities have launched investigations into a failed and cowardly attack that took place while the French Consul was attending a ceremony in Jeddah Governorate.”

“The attack resulted in a minor injury of a Greek consulate employee and a Saudi security man… Investigations are ongoing.”

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Last Update: Thursday, 12 November 2020 KSA 18:59 - GMT 15:59
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