Saudi Arabia: Six killed in shootout related to ‘two feuding households’ | Global Information

Six people have died after a shootout reported to be between two feuding families in Saudi Arabia.

Three others were also wounded in the violence in Asir province on Tuesday, according to police spokesman Lieutenant Colonal Zayed al-Dabbash.

He said the six people who died were Saudi citizens and police have seized weapons used in the crime, adding that prosecutors are investigating.

Mass shootings are rare in the kingdom and police gave no indication that the shooting was terror-related.

Local media said the shooting involving two duelling families, though the cause of their dispute was unclear.

It took place in al-Amuwa, a landlocked region of Asir.

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