RIYADH: A suicide bomber who blew himself up early Monday near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia´s Red Sea city of Jeddah was a Pakistani citizen, claimed Saudi interior ministry on Tuesday.
According to Saudi officials, the bomber was identified as Abdullah Gulzar Khan who moved to the Kingdom 12 years ago and was staying with his wife and in-laws in Jeddah.
Manzoorul Haq, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, declined to comment on the report.
Speaking to Geo News, he said “I can not comment since it is merely a news report…it is a preliminary report and we will have to wait before making any comments”.
He said Pakistan always stood by Saudi Arabia and will also do so in the future.
The attack near US Consulate followed two more bombings in Medina and Qatif cities killing four security officials at the security headquarters of Masjid Al-Nabawi.
A Saudi official said an attacker parked a car near the US consulate in Jeddah before detonating the device.