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Armed Man Killed In Gunfire Exchange Near US Consulate In Jeddah



Armed Man Killed In Gunfire Exchange Near US Consulate In Jeddah


JEDDAH - An armed man exchanged fire with Saudi security authorities near the U.S. Consulate building in Jeddah leading to his death and the death of a Nepalese security guard, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.


"A person in a car stopped near the American Consulate building in Jeddah Governorate and got out of it carrying a firearm in his hand, so security authorities took the initiative to deal with him as required, and the exchange of fire resulted in his death", a spokesperson for the Makkah Region police said.


A Nepalese worker in the consulate's private security guards was injured and subsequently died, SPA reported.


Investigations are underway into the shootings.


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