Two Saudi soldiers killed near Yemen border

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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.

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