Saudi Arabia identifies Jeddah suicide bomber as Pakistani
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and urged for an international anti-terror response.
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has said that bombing near the American consulate in Jeddah in the early hours of US Independence Day on Monday was carried out by a Pakistani resident.
Two security officers were wounded in the blast.
The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Abdullah Waqar Khan, a chauffeur who had been living with his wife and her parents in Jeddah for 12 years.
الإنتحاري عبدالله قلزار خان من مواليد باكستان ١٩٨١/٩/١٥م، ويقيم بمدينة جدة مع زوجته ووالديها بعد ان قدم اليها قبل ١٢ عاماً للعمل كسائق خاص.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and urged for an international anti-terror response.
The incidents came amid a wave of attacks claimed by the Islamic State group or blamed on the jihadists, including a suicide bombing in Baghdad on Sunday that killed more than 200 people and the recent attacks in Bangladesh and at Istanbul airport.
Later on Monday, four Saudi security personnel were killed and five others wounded in a suicide bombing outside one of Islam`s holiest sites, the Prophet`s Mosque in Medina.
In Qatif, an eastern city that is home to many members of the Shi`ite minority, at least one and possibly two explosions struck near a Shi`ite mosque.