Two Saudi guards killed on Yemen border

Sergeants Ali Al Ghazwani and Sarwi Al Saeed were 'martyred while carrying out their duty in protecting the country’s borders from rebel aggressors' on Sunday, the official SPA said.

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RIYADH // Two Saudi border guards have been killed in an attack from Yemen by Houthi rebels, Riyadh’s official news agency and a rebel-run news site said.

Sergeants Ali Al Ghazwani and Sarwi Al Saeed were “martyred while carrying out their duty in protecting the country’s borders from rebel aggressors” on Sunday, the official SPA said, quoting a statement by the Saudi-led coalition.

They were killed in the Jazan district bordering Yemen, it added without giving details.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against the Houthi rebels and their allies across Yemen since March 26.

The Houthi-run website sabanews.net reported that anti-government militia in Yemen attacked Saudi border positions on Sunday in the Aseer and Jazan regions.

The Saudi soldiers bring the number of people killed in shelling and skirmishes on the kingdom’s side along the frontier with Yemen to more than 51 since the coalition campaign began.

Most of the casualties have been soldiers.

* Agence France-Presse