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Newsline: Suicide bomber hits near US consulate in Saudi Arabia

A suicide bomber has carried out an attack outside a US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to coincide with America’s Fourth of July celebrations. Local media reported the bomber died in the attack and two officers were wounded in the incident that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning local time. The bomber was apparently headed in a car toward a mosque that is near the US diplomatic site in Jeddah. Most of the consulate’s staff have reportedly moved offices to a new location.



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