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U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after unconfirmed reports of foiled attack in Jeddah
October 7, 2017 / 10:59 AM / in 13 days

U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after unconfirmed reports of foiled attack in Jeddah

RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned U.S. citizens to exercise caution in the area around the Peace Palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there.

There were several unconfirmed reports that security forces had foiled an attack near the king’s palace, leaving the attacker and several guards dead.

The Saudi government has not issued an official statement confirming the incident.

Reporting by Katie Paul Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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