Remembrance Day ‘terror attack’ after explosion in war cemetery

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox

An explosion at a war cemetery on Remembrance Day in Saudi Arabia has sparked terror attack fears after a man reportedly threw a grenade and drew a knife.

The man is reported to have thrown a grenade at a war cemetery of non-Muslims in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He is then understood to have drawn a knife, reports claim, inuring at least two people during a November 11 Remembrance Day ceremony.

The suspected terror attack appears to have happened in the presence of the Consul General of France, and other French expatriates, although this has not been confirmed by authorities.

Senator for French people abroad, Christophe Frassa, condemned the attack in a tweet, giving his "support and solidarity" to the Frenchmen present.

He said: "In this 11 November , I think first of all of my compatriots from Jeddah who have just undergone a second attack during ceremonies commemorating the Armistice 1918.

"They have all my support and solidarity."

Pictures from the scene show a bloody trail leading away from the commemoration site, suggesting someone has been injured in the attack.

Other images show a group of three men bent over what appears to be a fourth person, it is unclear who these people are at this time.

This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.

Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.

Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.

You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.

Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.

Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins?

You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.

  • Terror

Source: Read Full Article