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Shots Fired at U.S. Diplomatic Car in Saudi Arabia

Shots were fired Monday at a U.S. diplomatic car near the U.S. consulate in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia but there were no injuries, the U.S. embassy said. “There was a Jeddah consulate vehicle that was fired on this morning. There was very minor damage and no one was hurt,” the official said, declining to give any details on the occupants of the car or how many people it was carrying. He added that the incident had no impact on the normal business day of the consulate in Jeddah or the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, both of which will open to the public Tuesday. Security sources told Reuters that an unidentified gunman opened fire at the car carrying one passenger plus the driver, both of whom escaped unhurt. An Interior Ministry official said in a statement that the car — transporting an American resident — had been pulling out from a bank near the consulate when it was shot at by a small pistol, which damaged the rear window. Full Story

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