Two Saudi soldiers killed near Yemen border


Unknown gunmen have shot and killed two Saudi border guards patrolling Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said in a statement on Thursday that the gunmen opened fire on the guards from inside Yemen.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning while the guards were patrolling in Dhahran al-Janoub in southern Saudi province of Aseer, Turki also said.

The two sides then exchanged fire, he further added.

The Interior Ministry identified the guards as sergeant Abdul-Razek al-Ghamdi and soldier Mohammed el-Qahtani.