Saudi king’s bodyguard killed in personal dispute: State media

A distinguished bodyguard to Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has been shot and killed in a personal dispute, in accordance with state media.

Major General Abdulaziz al-Fagham was killed in the Red Sea port metropolis of Jeddah, the place the federal government relocates for the summer season months, the al-Ekhbariya broadcaster reported on Sunday.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) mentioned al-Fagham was shot and killed whereas visiting a good friend’s residence.

Citing a police assertion, SPA mentioned a dialog between al-Fagham and Mamdouh bin Meshaal Al Ali – a 3rd man current, described as a good friend – grew heated and Al Ali retrieved a firearm from outdoors and opened fireplace.

The shooter refused to give up to police who had surrounded the location and subsequently shot him lifeless, the assertion mentioned. Another Saudi, a Filipino and 5 members of the safety forces have been additionally wounded by gunfire, it added.

Al-Fagham was transferred to a hospital however died from his wounds.

Tributes poured in on social media for al-Fagham, with many posts together with photographs of the bodyguard at work.

“May you rest in peace, hero …” senior Royal Court adviser Turki al-Sheikh tweeted.

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