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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 - 13:07
Jeddah Bomber Was Pakistani: Saudi Ministry
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Saudi Arabia Tuesday said the bomber involved in early Monday’s bombing at US Consulate in the country was a Pakistani national.

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry claimed that Abdullah Gulzar Khan carried out the bombing near US Consulate located in Jeddah.

According to the ministry, Khan had been living in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for 12 years working as an immigrant driver.

He was living along with his family and parents in Jeddah, the ministry informed.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki claimed the suicide vest of the bomber could not explode completely; accordingly, the bomber was easily identified.

According to website of an international news television, the Saudi police suspected a man roaming around a parking lot of a major hospital. When security men tried to grab him, he detonated what appeared to be an explosive belt.

According to the website, the blast happened roughly 33 feet (10 meters) from the consulate’s wall at about 3a.m. local time, slightly injuring at least two police officers.

None of the bystanders in the parking lot were injured in the attack, according to a local news agency.

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