No Westerners are safe any longer in Saudi Arabia. From AP, with thanks to JP Mackie:
A Frenchman was shot dead in the Saudi port city of Jiddah early Sunday.
The Saudi Interior Ministry, in a terse statement by an unnamed spokesman, said a French resident of the kingdom was shot dead in the Zahra neighbourhood of the city Sunday morning.
A Saudi security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the victim worked in the French Consulate. He was shot while driving in the Al-Tarikh roundabout area of Jiddah.
The Interior Ministry statement, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency, said authorities were following up the incident. The report did not name the victim, nor provide details about the shooting.
The motive behind the attack was not known.