According to several media reports, in a statement published on its Telegram propaganda channel 12 November, the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the explosive attack that targeted a non-Muslim cemetery during a armistice remembrance ceremony, with several members of Western chancelleries in attendance, in Jeddah 11 November.

We remind you that several people were injured in the attack, including a member of the Saudi police and a Greek consular employee. It is thought that a British national also sustained minor injuries according to several unconfirmed media sources.

It is worth noting that the French authorities have advised French citizens either residing in or visiting the kingdom to remain on high alert, especially when travelling.

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