A security guard was stabbed outside a French consulate in Saudi Arabia early Thursday morning just hours after three people were murdered by a terrorist in a church in France.
According to reports, the attacker used a “sharp tool” to stab the guard at the French compound in Jeddah.
The guard is actually said to be in a stable condition in hospital, while his assailant was arrested at the scene.
French diplomats called on Saudi authorities to “shed light on This specific attack” in addition to ensure the safety of French people within the kingdom as an “attack on diplomatic premises can never be justified.”
“The French Consulate General in Jeddah This specific morning was subjected to a knife stabbing incident targeting a security guard, an employee of a private security company, in addition to immediately, the Saudi security forces arrested the perpetrator. The security guard was taken to a hospital, in addition to his health condition remains stable,” the French Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said in a press Discharge posted on Twitter.
“The Embassy of France strongly condemns This specific vicious attack against a diplomatic facility,” the press Discharge read, adding the embassy “affirms its full support for the victim in addition to expresses its confidence within the Saudi authorities to uncover the circumstances of the accident in addition to ensure the security of French facilities in addition to the French community within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
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