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Several wounded in blast at non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah


This photo shows the French Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. File photo

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Several people were wounded on Wednesday when a blast at a non-Muslim cemetery hit a ceremony commemorating the end of World War I in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

The officials from the French Foreign Ministry said that several countries had representatives at the ceremony, held at a cemetery for non-Muslim dead. The identities of the victims were unclear.


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"There was some sort of a blast at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah. There are four injured, among them one Greek," the official told the media.

Wednesday marks the 102nd anniversary of the armistice ending World War I and is commemorated in several European countries. The French officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The official did not provide further details.

The attack follows on the heels of a stabbing Oct. 29 that slightly wounded a guard at the French Consulate in the city of Jeddah.

France has urged its citizens in the kingdom to be "on maximum alert” amid heightened tensions after an assailant decapitated a French middle school teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in class.

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