Saudi king’s bodyguard killed in Jeddah

RIYADH: The personal bodyguard of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been killed, according to local media on Sunday.

State-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported that Major General Abdulaziz al-Fagham was shot during a personal dispute in Jeddah.

A police spokesman for the Makkah province confirmed the killing, saying the bodyguard was shot after a verbal argument with a friend during a visit to his house, according to the official SPA news agency.

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Five security forces were injured in the incident.

Al-Fagham had served as the personal bodyguard of late King Abdullah, who died in 2015.

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