Nine Die in Al-Qaeda Attack on U.S. Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia

(Washington Post) Nine people died Monday in an armed attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, that Saudi officials blamed on a network affiliated with al-Qaeda. Five consulate employees - none of them Americans - and four gunmen died in the attack. Thirteen others, including five Saudi security officers, were wounded. The attackers seized about 18 people in a courtyard but were not able to gain access to the consulate building.

2004-12-07 00:00:00

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