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Two Bahraini officers killed on Saudi-Yemen border

Captain Ahmed Mohammed Ameen and Captain Mubarak Sa'ad Al Rumaihi die while fighting for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Two Bahraini officers killed on Saudi-Yemen border
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Two Bahraini officers taking part in the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting in Yemen died in an incident in southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, it has been reported.

The two officers, Captain Ahmed Mohammed Ameen and Captain Mubarak Sa'ad Al Rumaihi, were killed while they were performing duties at the Saudi border with Yemen, Bahrain Defence Force said in a statement carried by Bahrain's state news agency BNA and UAE news agency WAM.

The command of Bahrain Defence Force extended condolences to the families of the soldiers and wished for the speedy recovery for other soldiers injured in the same incident, the statement added.

Earlier this month, it was reported that two senior commanders from Saudi Arabia and the UAE were among dozens of Gulf, Yemeni and Sudanese soldiers killed in a rocket strike in Yemen.

The Tochka rocket strike was on a Red Sea army camp south-west of the besieged city of Taiz.

Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition in a military campaign since late March to stop the Houthis, allies of Riyadh's main regional foe Iran, from taking complete control of Yemen after they seized the capital Sanaa last year and advanced south towards the port city of Aden.

The Saudi-led campaign has retaken Aden and the city of Marib, east of Sanaa, but has failed to oust the Houthis from Taiz or end attacks on the Saudi border that have killed scores of the kingdom's soldiers.

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