U.S. Consulate Attacked in Saudi Arabia
By FAIZA SALEH AMBAH
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Islamic militants threw explosives at the gate of the heavily guarded U.S. consulate in Jiddah in a bold assault, then forced their way into the building, prompting a gunbattle that left seven people dead and several injured before the three-hour crisis was brought under control.
Several Americans were slightly injured, according to a State Department official in Washington.
Three attackers were among those killed, while two others were injured and arrested, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced. Saudi security officials also said four of their forces were killed, apparently in storming the compound after the initial attack.
The ministry statement didn't mention hostages. But a Saudi official, speaking from Riyadh on condition of anonymity, said numerous civilians inside the compound were confronted by attackers and held at gunpoint.
Monday, December 6
Nope. No Terrorists in Saudi Arabia
They don't got 'em there, they don't grow 'em there. Uh-huh.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 8:32 AM