Reports of foiled attack near Saudi King’s palace in Jeddah

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after unconfirmed reports of foiled attack near Al Salam Palace in Jeddah.
Al Salam Palace

The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned US citizens to exercise caution in the area around the king’s palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there.

According to social media, Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the Al Salam Palace in the coastal city, leaving one attacker and two royal guards dead.

“Due to the possibility of ongoing police activity, American citizens are advised to exercise caution when travelling through the area,” the embassy warned.

The Saudi government has not issued an official statement confirming the incident.

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