Saudi soldier killed in land mine blast in Jazan

Members of the Saudi border guard are stationed at a look-out point on the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, in this April 9, 2015 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 15 June 2017

Saudi soldier killed in land mine blast in Jazan

JEDDAH: A soldier from the Saudi border guards was killed when a land mine exploded in the Jazan district, the Saudi Interior Ministry has confirmed.
Security spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said the soldier was part of a patrol in the area on Tuesday morning when the blast happened.
The casualty has been named as Vice Sergeant Mohammed Shami Ali Haddadi, who died upon arrived at the hospital.
An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the border guards in coordination with the Saudi Royal Corps of Engineers.


Saudi Arabia records 40 COVID-19 deaths, decrease in infections

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Saudi Arabia records 40 COVID-19 deaths, decrease in infections

  • Total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 237,803

RIYADH: Saudi health authorities announced 40 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the Kingdom’s death toll from the virus to 2,283.
A total of 2,692 new cases were also announced, with 263 in Jeddah, 220 in Al-Hafouf, 211 in Riyadh and 189 in Al-Mobarraz among the highest, the health ministry said. 
The total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom has reached 237,803.
According to the ministry, 7,718 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 177,560.