Islamic State claims responsibility for Jeddah attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah which wounded several people, without providing any evidence. In a statement issued through its official channel on Telegram, the group said that its 'soldiers' had managed to hide a homemade bomb in the cemetery on Wednesday which then exploded after several 'consuls of crusading countries' gathered there. The explosion, which occurred during a World War One remembrance ceremony, was the second security incident to take place in Jeddah in the last couple of weeks, and the first attack with explosives in years to attempt to hit foreigners in the conservative kingdom

Reuters November 13, 2020 00:11:04 IST
Islamic State claims responsibility for Jeddah attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for Jeddah attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah which wounded several people, without providing any evidence.

In a statement issued through its official channel on Telegram, the group said that its "soldiers" had managed to hide a homemade bomb in the cemetery on Wednesday which then exploded after several "consuls of crusading countries" gathered there.

The explosion, which occurred during a World War One remembrance ceremony, was the second security incident to take place in Jeddah in the last couple of weeks, and the first attack with explosives in years to attempt to hit foreigners in the conservative kingdom.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy, writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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