According to the State Department, a local security officer was killed in a shootout outside the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A local security official was killed in a shootout outside the US Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday. The attacker was killed by Saudi security forces.
“The consulate was properly cordoned off and no Americans were harmed in the attack. Accountability of all US officials and field staff has been achieved,” the spokesman said. The incident is still under investigation.
A spokesman for Mecca Al-Mukarramah police said the attacker stopped his car near the port city’s American consulate on Wednesday night, the Saudi Press Agency reported. He got out with a gun and there was an exchange of fire with the security authorities at the consulate. A Nepalese security officer employed by the consulate and the attacker were killed in the exchange, the police spokesman said.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased local security guard,” the State Department spokesman said.
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