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Saudi king’s personal bodyguard shot dead in Jeddah

It was a personal enmity, according to the police

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Photo: AFP

Saudi King Salman’s person bodyguard was shot dead by his friend, Saudi state TV has announced.

Major General Abdul Aziz al-Faghm, the king’s long-term bodyguard, was killed at a private residence in Jeddah during a “personal dispute”.

A police statement said al-Faghm had a verbal exchange with a man identified as Mamdouh bin Meshaal, who opened fire at him.

Photo: AFP

The shooter refused to surrender to the police who had surrounded the scene and later shot him dead, the statement said. Another Saudi, a Filipino and five members of the security forces were also injured.

Al-Faghm had also served as the personal bodyguard of the late King Abdullah, according to local media.

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