Teacher shoots dead 6 colleagues in Saudi Arabia

Authorities so far are treating the attack in the Jizan region as criminal and the attacker has been arrested

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A teacher has shot dead six colleagues in south of Saudi Arabia, state television said on Thursday, with speculation that the man had issues with the principle.

Authorities so far are treating the attack, which took place in the Jizan region, as criminal and the attacker has been arrested, Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman General Mansour Turki said.


He said two people had also been wounded.

The station reported the shooting Thursday in a post on Twitter. It posted a still photograph that showed ambulances gathered outside of a building in Jazan province.

It did not offer a motive for the shooting.

Mass shootings are rare in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has faced a series of recent attacks by Islamic State militants.

Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent said investigation is undergoing, with speculations that the teacher either had issues with the school’s principle or suffering from mental illness.

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