Two security guards were reportedly injured in the attack, in which local news websites said the bomber died

A suicide bomber has reportedly carried out an attack near a US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

The state-linked Okaz news website said the bomber died in the attack, and that no other deaths were immediately reported.

The bomber was apparently headed in a car toward a mosque that is near the US consulate. Most of the consulates staff have reportedly moved offices to a new location.

The Sabq news website reported that two security guards were wounded in the attack, which took place early on Monday.

US Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia and interior ministry officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

A 2004 militant attack on the US consulate in Jeddah left nine people dead.

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