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Netherlands: Gunman Opens Fire At Saudi Embassy In The Hague


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Nov, 2020. 09:24 pm
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Netherlands: Gunman Opens Fire At Saudi Embassy In The Hague

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the Saudi embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands.

According to the foreign news agency ‘AFP’, the police said that there were no casualties in the firing.

They said the incident occurred at the Saudi embassy in The Hague at 6 p.m.

Pictures aired on local channels show bullet casings scattered on the road and bullet marks on the embassy stand.

No arrests have been made since the incident, Dutch police said.

A police spokesman said it was too early to say what caused the shooting at the Saudi embassy, ​​but that an investigation was underway.

A statement from the Saudi embassy called the incident a “cowardly attack.”

The statement added that Saudi nationals in the Netherlands should be careful.

The Saudi embassy praised the Dutch authorities for their prompt response to the incident.

The statement expressed hope that they would await an investigation into the incident and bring those behind it to justice.

In this regard, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the shooting incident at the Saudi embassy is being taken very seriously and we are in constant contact with the Saudi authorities.

It should be noted that the attack on the Saudi embassy in the Netherlands took place at a time when several people were injured in a bomb attack on a ceremony held in memory of the victims of the First World War in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In this regard, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “the annual ceremony marking the end of World War I was underway at a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, which was attended by officials from several consulates, including France.”

Last month, a Saudi national stabbed a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah, injuring a guard, while a knife attack on a church in the French city of Nice killed three people on the same day.

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