Six killed in shooting in Saudi Arabia's Asir province: SPA

Asir province within Saudi Arabia.

Six people were killed in a shooting in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Asir province on Tuesday, reported the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The SPA report cited Asir police spokesman Lt. Col. Zaid Mohammed al-Dabbah as reporting that the incident killed six people and injured three others.

The shooting occured in the al-Amwah governorate of Asir province. Al-Amwah is a 128 kilometer drive northwest from the city of Khamis Mushait.

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Asir province

Saudi Arabia's Asir province borders Yemen, where the Iran-backed Houthi militia have been fighting against the UN-recognized government.

The Houthis have sporadically launched missiles into Asir, hitting the city of Abha and other locations.

In June 2019, a missile attack on Abha International Airport killed one person and injured seven others.

Abha is also known for its purple jacaranda trees, which recently went into bloom.

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