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Saudi Attacks Guard Outside French Consulate in Jeddah City

The French consulate in Jeddah. A guard outside the consulate sustained minor injuries after being attacked with a sharp object.

The French consulate in Jeddah. A guard outside the consulate sustained minor injuries after being attacked with a sharp object.

Photographer: Mohammed Ahmed/AFP via Getty Images

A Saudi assailant attacked a guard with a sharp object outside the French consulate in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Thursday, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Authorities didn’t give a motive for the attack, which comes amid anger in the Middle East over comments on Islam by French President Emmanuel Macron.