21-09-2021 08:08 AM Jerusalem Timing

Saudi Soldier Killed on Yemen Border: Riyadh

Saudi Soldier Killed on Yemen Border: Riyadh

A Saudi border guard was shot dead Thursday when his post came under fire from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been launching a brutal war.

A Saudi border guard was shot dead Thursday when his post came under fire from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been launching a brutal war.

The post in the Jazan district "was subject to heavy fire from a mountainous area in Yemen," said a ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi soldiersThe guard died before reaching hospital. His comrades and troops returned fire, the Saudi agency added.

The guard's death brings to at least 60 the number of Saudi soldiers killed in shelling and skirmishes along the border with Yemen since the coalition war began on March 26 against the Arab impoverished country.

Another 10 Saudi troops died inside Yemen Friday. They were among 60 coalition soldiers killed when a missile launched by the army and the popular committees hit their base in Marib province.

The World Health Organization says more than 4,500 people, including a vast number of civilians, have been killed in Yemen since March 19.