Riyadh (Reuters): Two suspected militants blew themselves up following a confrontation with security forces in Saudi Arabia's city of Jeddah on Saturday, Saudi media reported.
Saudi security forces surrounded a house in Jeddah and exchanged fire with the men, who blew themselves up, Sabq.org, a website affiliated with the monarchy's interior ministry, said. UAE-based Sky News Arabia also reported the incident and ran a video of an explosion in Jeddah 's eastern Al-Harazat district. The Saudi interior ministry had no immediate comment.
Daesh has carried out a series of bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 that have killed scores of people.
Last year, a suicide bomber was killed and two people were wounded in a blast near the US consulate in Jeddah , the first bombing in years to target foreigners in the kingdom.