Two dead after exchange of fire near US consulate in Jeddah

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A man with a firearm was stopped near the American Consulate building in Jeddah before an exchange of fire broke out with the security authorities, which led to his death, Saudi Press Agency reported.

A Nepalese security guard at the consulate was injured in the incident and subsequently died from his injuries, the report added.

According to SPA, the armed man parked a car near the consulate building and exited the vehicle carrying a gun, after which security forces “took the initiative to deal with him as required by the situation.”

Makkah region police said a security investigation was ongoing aimed at determining the circumstances of the incident.

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