Attacker shoots at offices in Saudi Arabia, six dead
Members of Saudi security forces stand guard at Jazan General Hospital following a pre-dawn fire in the port city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Saudi Civil Defense/Handout via Reuters

RIYADH: An attacker opened fire at an education department in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing six employees, a senior Saudi official said.

Authorities 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.

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