Saudi officer killed in cross-border fire from Yemen

Saudi border guards at the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia on April 6, 2015A Saudi army general has been killed in cross-border fire from Yemen, the armed forces announced Sunday, making him the highest-ranking officer to be killed in border attacks since March. Major General Abdulrahman bin Saad al-Shahrani, commander of the 18th Brigade, was inspecting troops deployed “on the front lines along the southern region when the post came under random enemy fire,” said the military said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. Shahrani was wounded in the attack and hospitalised, it said.

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