18:29 GMT01 December 2020
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    According to France's foreign ministry, a blast occurred during the ceremony at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah commemorating the end of the First World War.

    Several people were injured in an explosion at a Remembrance Day ceremony held in Saudia Arabia, according to a Greek government official.

    "There was some sort of a blast at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah. There are four slightly injured, among them one Greek," the official said.

    Two people were lightly injured in an explosion at a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi city of Jedda on Wednesday, the authorities of the province of Mecca said.

    "This morning, the security forces encountered a cowardly attack, when several foreign consuls were attending an event in Jeddah, as a result of which an employee of the Greek consulate and a member of the Saudi security forces were lightly injured," the authorities said.

    ​French senator Damien Regnard tweeted: 'All my support to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia and in Jeddah.'

    The French consulate in Jeddah urged its nationals in Saudi Arabia to exercise "maximum vigilance" amid a blast at a cemetery.

    "In particular, exercise discretion, and stay away from all gatherings and be cautious when moving around," the statement said.

    ​Greek and French officials were at the ceremony and there are unverified reports that British consular staff were also at the cemetery.

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