Multiple people injured in explosion during remembrance service at Saudi cemetery for non-Muslims


Multiple people injured in bomb blast during remembrance service attended by European diplomats at Saudi Arabian cemetery for non-Muslims

Multiple people have been wounded in a bomb attack on a Remembrance Day service attended by European diplomats at a Saudi cemetery for non-Muslims.

Greek and French officials were in attendance and there are unconfirmed reports that British consular staff were also at the cemetery in Jeddah.

A Greek government official said that four people had been injured, one of whom was Greek.  

France’s foreign ministry 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.’ 

Men in military dress appear to be treating a wounded person lying on the ground at the cemetery in Jeddah, the Saudi capital

A wounded person appears to be on the ground as men in military dress signal to each other

A wounded person appears to be on the ground as men in military dress signal to each other

Blood spatters the ground close to wreathes laid for the Remembrance Day service

Blood spatters the ground close to wreathes laid for the Remembrance Day service

French senator Damien Regnard tweeted: ‘All my support to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia and in Jeddah.’ 

Photos emerging on social media purport to show a wounded person lying on the ground being treated by men in military dress, as well as blood spatters beside wreaths for the service.

MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for comment. 

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