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Shooting at US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2 killed

A security guard and a gunman were killed in the shootout (representational photo)

Jeddah:

The incident of firing in front of the US Consulate located in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia has raised a big question on the security of the embassies. 2 people have died in this attack. Officials said the attacker who stormed the embassy building was also killed in the crossfire. At the same time, one of the security personnel also died.

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Regarding the incident of firing in front of the American Consulate, the Mecca Police said that the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. The investigation has started. The identity of the attacker has not been confirmed yet.

According to media reports, the attack took place at 6.45 pm on Wednesday evening. A man in a car stopped near the building of the US Consulate in Jeddah. This person had a gun in his hand. As soon as he got out of the car, this person started firing bullets. In such a situation, the security personnel did not get much chance to recover, but according to the situation, the security officials took immediate action to deal with it. In this action, the security forces killed the attacker.

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