In Saudi Arabia a suicide bomber exploded near the US Consulate

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the US Consulate in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported citing state television.

The attack happened in the US independence Day celebrated on July 4th. The gunman parked his car near the mosque in front of the building of the diplomatic mission, soon after his explosive device detonated. The terrorist was killed, three security personnel sustained minor injuries. People on the scene, reported that the police blocked the scene of the explosion above him fly helicopters, but none of the officers, he said, does not say what happened.

Associated Press with reference to Okaz website notes that the staff of the Consulate has moved to another office. An unnamed state Department official told the Agency that the US is aware of the incident and gather information together with the authorities of Saudi Arabia.

Over the last two years in Saudi Arabia occurred on 26 attacks, said in June the interior Ministry. The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh regularly issues messages to American citizens, in particular, asks them to be careful at public events.