Terrorist threat in Saudi Arabia

During a confrontation with security forces in the city of Jeddah, 2 suicide bombers destroyed themselves and the house they were in. There are no reports of other injuries.

Advice For Travellers

There have been sporadic attacks by followers of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including shootings and bombings. The attacks have often targeted security personnel and Shia-Muslim mosques. Last year, a suicide bomber wounded 2 people near the United States consulate.

Travellers should exercise caution and avoid public places that might be targets for extremists. In these situations, embassies, hotels, and markets frequented by westerners are often targets. Avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without warning.

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