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Saudi soldier killed in landmine explosion near Asir border province

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A Saudi soldier has died from his injuries after a landmine exploded near his patrol unit near the border region of Asir province.

A security spokesman of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior said the incident took place at 7 am local time on Sunday during a routine operation of a border patrol unit at the Maseel border post in the Asir. A landmine exploded, resulting in the death of soldier Ati bin Mardad al-Jadaani.

Houthi militias have been known to target Asir province given its closer proximity to Yemen. Earlier this year, Houthi militias targeted a United Nations building in Asir which lead to a destruction of the property.