May 12, 2006
Man shoots at US mission guards in Saudi: source
RIYADH (Reuters) - A man was arrested after shooting from
his car on guards at the U.S. consulate in the Saudi city of
Jeddah on Friday, a security source said. No one was hurt in
The source said police chased the car and arrested the man
after the drive-by shooting in which several shots were fired
at the mission's guards. There were no other details available.
consulate compound in the Red Sea port city, killing five
non-American consular staff. Four of the five attackers died in
the attack and a fifth was wounded and arrested.
Saudi Arabia has been battling a wave of al Qaeda violence
since May 2003 when suicide bombers struck at three residential
compounds in the capital Riyadh.