Remembrance Day ‘terror attack’ after explosion in war cemetery leaves trail of blood

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.

Four people are reported to have been injured in the attack, a Greek government source has claimed.

Pictures from the scene show a bloody trail leading away from the commemoration site, with others showing a group of three men bent over what appears to be a fourth person.

It is unclear who these people are at this time, but the attack occurred in the presence of the Consul General of France, and other French expatriates.



The suspected terror attack appears to have happened in the presence of the Consul General of France
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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
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The attack comes weeks after Saudi citizen allegedly wounded a guard in a knife attack outside the French embassy in Saudi Arabia.

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According to the French embassy, the man said the consulate in Jeddah was subject to a “knife attack which targeted a guard,” on Thursday October 29.

Police arrested the man at the scene and the guard was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

On the same day, a man, now known as Ibrahim Issaoui, 21, killed three people at Nice’s Notre-Dame basilica in a terrifying rampage.



Ibrahim Issaoui, 21, killed three people at Nice’s Notre-Dame basilica in a terrifying rampage
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Issaoui, who had just arrived in France, beheaded a 60-year-old woman, slit the throat of a church worker, and stabbed a mum multiple times before authorities were about to put a stop to the massacred.

Police shot the terrorist 14 times by officers, and he is now recovering in hospital where he has tested positive for coronavirus.

The attack in France forced authorities to raise the country’s terror level as it came days after French teacher Samuel Paty was slain in the street for showing his class a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed with his bare buttocks exposed.



French President Emmanuel Macron
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Mr Macron refused to “disavow” Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad after a French teacher – who showed the drawings in a class – was beheaded.

Speaking at Paty’s memorial service, Macron said: “We will not disavow the cartoons, the drawings, even if others recoil.”

He added that France does not “believe in political Islam that is not compatible with stability and peace in the world.”

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The events have caused several Muslims to complain they’re being targeted with racism and Islamophobia aimed against them by politicians.