Suicide bomb explodes near US consulate in western Saudi Arabia

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the US consulate in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, early Monday, killing himself and injuring two consular security officials, a news report said.

Security was on high alert after the incident, which occured after the driver was stopped at a checkpoint outside the consulate, sabq reported online.

The Interior Ministry was expected to make a statement later Monday, it said.

Last update: Mon, 04/07/2016 - 12:19

More from World

Turkish police detain member of parliament from pro-Kurdish party

Turkish police detained on Thursday Huda Kaya, a member of parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party...

120 civilians killed in airstrikes on Iraqi town, MP says

Airstrikes on an Iraqi town held by the Islamic State extremist militia have killed 120 civilians, an Iraqi member...

Biggest clash in months kills 7 drug smugglers in northern Thailand

A clash between Thailand's border guards and armed drug smugglers in Chiang Mai's Mae Ai district killed seven on...

Monitor: Nearly 500 civilians killed in Aleppo in past month

Nearly 500 civilians have been killed in both government-controlled and rebel-held Aleppo since the middle of...

Report: Turkey starts operation against high-ranking Gulen followers

Turkish police began an operation Thursday to arrest a number of high-ranking followers of preacher Fethullah Gulen...