Multiple people injured in blast at remembrance service in Saudi

Multiple people injured in explosion during remembrance service at Saudi Arabian cemetery for non-Muslims

Multiple people have been wounded in an explosion at a Remembrance Day service at a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi capital of Jeddah.

Greek and French officials were in attendance and there are unconfirmed reports that British ex-patriots were also there. 

A grenade was hurled which injured at least two people, according to a correspondent for French newspaper Le Figaro.

French senator Damien Regnard tweeted: ‘All my support to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia and in Jeddah.’

Men in military dress appear to be treating a wounded person lying on the ground at the cemetery in Jeddah, the Saudi capital

A wounded person appears to be on the ground as men in military dress signal to each other

Blood spatters the ground close to wreathes laid for the Remembrance Day service

Photos emerging on social media purport to show a wounded person lying on the ground being treated by men in military dress, as well as blood spatters beside wreaths for the service.

MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for comment. 

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