Gunman kills two inside a school in Riyadh

| Updated: Jun 01, 2017 01:19 IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], May 31 (ANI): At least two people including an American national were reportedly killed after a gunman opened fire inside a school in Riyadh on Wednesday. The American manager of the school and a Saudi man were killed in the shooting at the Kingdom Schools, local media reports said. According to reports, a worker was also injured in the shooting incident. The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said that there were no students present during the assault. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ongoing security incident at Kingdom School as of 3:00pm local time. Please avoid area due to heavy police presence. <a href="https://t.co/Tc5Yq8tVY4">pic.twitter.com/Tc5Yq8tVY4</a></p>&mdash; ACS Saudi Arabia (@KSA_ACS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSA_ACS/status/869889638349099010">May 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There has been a shooting at Kingdom School in Riyadh, shooter still at school. School closed, no children present. Please avoid area.</p>&mdash; ACS Saudi Arabia (@KSA_ACS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSA_ACS/status/869875380747894784">May 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The school is owned and operated by a company that belongs to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. According to reports, the assailant was an Iraqi teacher who had been sacked from the school. (ANI)

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