BBC says suicide bomber killed outside U.S. consulate in Jeddah

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 03, 2016 10:24 PM

(Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber was killed after detonating an explosive device near the U.S. consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Monday, the BBC reported, citing Saudi media.

Two policemen were reportedly wounded in the attack that occurred in the early hours of Monday, said the British Broadcasting Corp said on its website.

The Jeddah consulate was the scene of a militant attack in 2004 in which nine people were killed, the BBC said.

(Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Paul Tait)