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Saudi Arabian soldier kills a US-military base 3 people

A soldier in the Saudi Arabian air force, killed on an American military base three persons and injured eight more. The shooter fired in a training room on the military base in Pensacola (Florida) with a gun before he was shot and killed by responders, the police said on Friday.

The soldier was training on the base, said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in front of journalists. The Federal police FBI have now taken over the management of the investigation, added Sheriff David Morgan.

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, the Saudi king Salman had called him to Express condolences. The king had condemned the "barbaric" attack. The offender does not stand for the people of Saudi Arabia, the "love the American people", further quoted Trump the king.

"It could have been very much worse," said a representative of the U.S. Navy. Also the Governor DeSantis, emphasized by the rapid and decisive Intervention of the Stakeholders, many people had been saved of life. It is now on the Saudi government to support the victims, he demanded. "You are here guilty of something."

Terrorist Background?

On the base of representative Timothy Kinsella regularly military members of allied armed forces to training, according to the Navy. The Carrying of weapons was not permitted there, he said.

the main entrance to The military base in Pensacola (Florida). (Reuters/Patrick Nichols/archives)

First of all, according to unconfirmed US media reports, the authorities investigated now, whether the fact could have a terrorist Background. Governor DeSantis said only: "it is Clear that if a foreign state is involved, citizens, especially from this part of the world, then the investigations are different, of course."

Only on Wednesday, a member of the US Navy on the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, two civilian employees were killed and then shot himself. On the background was initially nothing is known. Pearl Harbor is one of the largest bases of the US Navy in the Pacific. (fal/sda)

Created: 06.12.2019, 21:28 PM

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