In western Saudi Arabia, several people were injured in a blast on Wednesday at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, in a ceremony commemorating the November 11, 1918 armistice, the ministry said. French for Foreign Affairs.
#ArabieSaoudite Attempted attack this morning at the cemetery of non-Muslims in #Jeddah. During the ceremony of #11Novembre. In the presence of the Consul General of France, 🇮🇪, 🇬🇧 … & French expatriates. Injuried people…
15d after knife attack at the Consulate, France still targeted !? pic.twitter.com/whjBGlLdad
— Clarence Rodriguez (@Clarencewoman) November 11, 2020
“The annual ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, involving several consulates general including the French consulate, was the target of an explosive device attack this morning, which left several injured », Indicated the Quai d’Orsay. “France strongly condemns this cowardly attack that nothing can justify,” added French diplomacy.
This is the second attack targeting French interests in Jeddah after that of October 29 against a security guard of the French consulate, against the backdrop of a series of jihadist attacks in France but also in Vienna on November 2, partly linked to the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.