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Saudi border guard killed by gunfire from Yemen

Saudi's Interior Ministry says 10 others were wounded when observation post came under fire

Saudi border guard killed by gunfire from Yemen
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A Saudi Arabian border guard was killed and 10 others wounded when their observation post came under fire from a mountainous area in Yemen, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday in comments carried by state news agency SPA.

Corporal Salman Ali Yahya al-Maliki, who was killed in the border province of Asir, is the first known Saudi fatality in the week-old military campaign the country has led against Houthi fighters in Yemen.