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Shots Fired At Saudi Embassy In Netherlands

Several pictures had been fired on the Saudi embassy within the Dutch metropolis of The Hague on Thursday.

The Hague:

Several pictures had been fired on the Saudi embassy within the Dutch metropolis of The Hague on Thursday, inflicting harm however no accidents, police mentioned.

The incident comes a day after a bomb blast struck a World War I commemoration attended by international diplomats within the Saudi metropolis of Jeddah.

The Dutch international ministry mentioned it was taking the capturing “very seriously”.

“Around 6am (0500 GMT) we received a report that multiple shots were fired at the building of the Saudi Arabia embassy in The Hague. No one was injured,” The Hague police mentioned on Twitter.

Numerous bullet holes may nonetheless be seen within the home windows, an AFP journalist mentioned. Police first cordoned off the doorway to the constructing with tape after which metal gates.

Bullet casings had been discovered on the scene, the Dutch information company ANP quoted police as saying.

Police spokesman Steven van Santen mentioned an “investigation was in progress”.

“A forensic examination is underway. This concerns traces on the bullet holes and the bullets,” van Santen informed AFP.


The motive for the capturing was not identified.

The Saudi embassy confirmed none of its workers had been harm, and mentioned it had urged Saudi residents within the Netherlands to “exercise caution.”

“Embassy security officers informed security authorities of the incident as soon as it occurred,” the Saudi embassy mentioned in an Arabic assertion posted on Twitter.

The Saudi authorities “condemns this cowardly attack, and thanks the Dutch authorities for their prompt response.”

A Dutch international ministry spokesperson mentioned the ministry “takes this very seriously and is in close contact with the Saudi authorities.”

On Wednesday, a bomb at a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah hit an Armistice Day commemoration at which diplomats from France, Greece, Italy, Britain and the United States had been in attendance.

At least two individuals had been wounded.

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