According to reports, the attacker used a "sharp tool" to stab the guard at the French compound in Jeddah.
Police in Mecca province, where Jeddah is situated, said the attacker was a Saudi, but it did not give the nationality of the guard, who they said had sustained minor injuries. He was hospitalised and his life is not in danger, the French Embassy said.
The incident comes just hours after three people were killed in a suspected terrorist attack near a church in the Notre-Dame area of Nice, France. French Embassy has said that the consulate was at the receiving end of an "attack by knife which targeted a guard".
A statement published by the French Embassy in Riyadh mirrored the details of the news agency's account, saying that the diplomatic mission condemned the "unjustified" attack. Nice's mayor described the attack as terrorism.
Also, French media reported that a knife-wielding man was killed after attempting to attack police in the city of Avignon.
The holiday marks the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, which is being celebrated Thursday.
Thursday's attacks come in the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, a French schoolteacher who was beheaded on 16 October by a young man of Chechen origin who said he did so after Paty showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a class on freedom of speech.
The man was arrested, Saudi state TV reported.
French officials have defended the right to display the cartoons, sparking anger and calls for a boycott of French products in parts of the Muslim world.
Macron already sparked controversy earlier this month when he said "Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world". The investigation and suit are valid under Turkish law and jurisdiction because the insults were against the president.
In September 2005, Jennifer Aniston told Vanity Fair that she didn't believe Brad Pitt cheated on her with Angelina Jolie . The " Once Upon a Time in Hollywood " actor's brief romance with the supermodel made headlines for a number of reasons.
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A prime example of this came today as the Nets announced they would be adding Ime Udoka and Mike D'Antoni to the coaching roster. Udoka joins Nash's staff after spending the 2019-20 season as an assistant coach under Brett Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Coronavirus cases in England continue ‘to rise steeply’
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Spotify back in red as users exceed 300 million
These are Spotify's most lucrative customers and the total number increased by an impressive 31 million year-on-year, or 27%. The chief Apple Music competitor now has 320 million monthly active users and 144 million paid subscribers.
Storm Aiden to bring strong winds and rain to NI
The low pressure system will also bring some persistent and, at times, heavy rain, especially through the first part of Saturday. Best forget about going outdoors until Tuesday if at all possible, there's a very wild weekend ahead.
La Chaudière-Appalaches en zone rouge dès mercredi soir
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