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Nepali security guard killed as firing goes in front of US Consulate General in Saudi Arabia


 |  Kathmandu

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A firing took place in front of the US Consulate General in Saudi Arabia, leaving one Nepali migrant worker dead.

The Saudi Press Agency said that two people died in the incident, including a Nepali security guard. The identity of the deceased Nepali has not been disclosed.

According to the agency, a gunman came and parked a car near the US Consulate General in Jeddah. The security personnel had a general conversation with the person who got out of the car with a gun. Then the person opened fire on the security guard, according to Saudi Press Agency.

The police spokesman in Mecca said that the gunman was shot dead by the security personnel.

It is said that the deceased was a private Nepali security guard working for the US Consulate General, Jeddah.  Officials from Saudi Arabia and the United States have confirmed the incident.

The US State Department said no US citizens were injured in the shooting. "We are in contact with the US Embassy in Riyadh, Consulate General, Jeddah, and Saudi authorities. No US citizens are killed in the incident," it said.

The police are conducting further investigations into the incident, authorities said.


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