WWI memorial attack at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia leaves several wounded

A bomb attack at a World War I commemoration ceremony at a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia attended by European diplomats leaves several wounded, said the France's foreign ministry. "The annual ceremony commemorating the end of World War I at the non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, attended by several consulates, including that of France, was the target of an IED attack this morning, which injured several people," the ministry said. 

"France strongly condemns this cowardly, unjustifiable attack", added the ministry. Last month, a Saudi citizen with a sharp tool injured a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah on the same day that a knife-wielding man killed three people in a church in Nice in southern France. Wednesday's blast came as French President Emmanuel Macron, attended a WWI memorial ceremony in Paris. Countries are marking the 102nd anniversary of the armistice signed by Germany and Allied countries to end the war. Macron has vigorously defended the right to publish cartoons viewed as crime by some people.

The same cartoons leads to beheading a french teacher when he show to pupils in a class on free speech, in Paris on October 16. Macron's stand angered many Muslims, inducing protests in several countries. The portraits of the French president were burnt, and a campaign to boycott French products were raised. Saudi Arabia, the home to Islam's holiest sites has condemned the cartoons, but "strongly" condemned last month's attack in Nice. In another attack in vienna last week, four people were killed in a shooting rampage. On Tuesday, Macron hosted a summit of European leaders to plot a joint approach to combating Islamist radicalism. 

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