Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A suicide bomber blew himself up near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia's western city of Jeddah in the early hours of U.S. Independence Day Monday, wounding two security officers.The incident came amid a wave of attacks claimed by ISIS or blamed on the extremists, including a suicide bombing in Baghdad Sunday that killed more than 200 people and the recent attacks in Bangladesh and at Istanbul airport.The U.S. consulate in Jeddah was previously targeted in December 2004 when gunmen opened fire and lobbed explosives at the compound, killing five people, in an attack blamed on Al-Qaeda.These included the suicide bombing which killed 15 people at a mosque inside a Saudi special forces compound in the southwestern city of Abha last August.On Monday Kuwait's interior ministry said it had broken up three ISIS cells plotting attacks there.Police arrested three alleged Saudi supporters of ISIS in connection with the attack.
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