A Saudi soldier has reportedly opened fire on his comrades at a military base in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Jizan, killing three of them before turning himself in to authorities.
The Arabic-language Sabq News news website, citing unnamed security sources, reported on Monday that the soldier, whose identity was not immediately known, opened fire on fellow soldiers at a base in the Abu Arish district of the region, located 966 kilometers south of the capital Riyadh.
The sources added that a personal conflict between the shooter and a staff sergeant had motivated him to kill his comrades.
The soldier turned himself in to security officials and handed over his assault rifle after the incident.
Jizan region police have yet to release an official statement about the shooting, and the circumstances surrounding it.
Source: Press TV