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Two Saudi guards killed on border with Yemen

This brings the number of people killed in shelling and skirmishes along the Saudi frontier with Yemen to at least 52

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Two Saudi border guards have been killed in an attack from Yemen by Houthis, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency, SPA, reported.

SPA said: "the Joint Forces Command announced on Sunday that Sgt. Ali Mufreh Hassan Ghazouani and Sgt. Sorwi Ahmed Al Said of the employees of the ground forces have been Martyred."

It added that the Joint Forces Command, said in a statement, that the "two have been martyred while performing their duty to protect the borders of the homeland against the attacking rebels on the southern boundary of Jazan sector."

Days ago, A Saudi soldier has been killed in shelling on the border with Yemen, the military said late Wednesday, adding to a rising toll in the kingdom’s south over the past week.

The deaths bring the number of people killed in shelling and skirmishes along the Saudi frontier with Yemen to at least 52 since an Arab-led coalition began an air campaign on March 26 against Houthi militias in Yemen. Most of the casualties have been soldiers.