Senior Border Guard Commander Killed in Heavy Yemeni Fire

Senior Border Guard Commander Killed in Heavy Yemeni Fire
Sat Sep 26, 2015 15:51:42

Saudi Arabia says heavy cross-border fire from Yemen's Shiite Houthi Popular Movement has killed a senior border guard commander and a soldier.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki was quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency as saying that a soldier and Colonel Hassan Ghashoum Aqyli, commander of the Harth border sector in Jizan province were both killed by heavy fire coming from inside Yemen.

Four other soldiers were also injured, he added.

Such cross-border firing and shelling have been common since a Saudi-led coalition began a campaign of airstrikes in March against Yemen,AP reports.

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