The US Embassy in Riyadh yesterday released an emergency message to its citizens. Following this statement the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) also updated its Safety and Security message.
The US Embassy in Riyadh has advised that it has received information that a terrorist group in the kingdom may be planning to abduct westerners in Riyadh. It has, therefore, advised all US citizens to exercise prudence and enhanced security awareness at all times.
The FCO’s latest update also advises British citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, particularly in public places, as there remains a high threat from terrorism in the KSA.