DUBAI – Two Saudi border guards were killed on Monday in an ambush in Sharoura in the far South of the country near its border with Yemen, the interior ministry said.
A ministry spokesman had no further details for the time being but that a statement would be issued later in the day, Reuters reported.
Saudi border guards have in the past also clashed with smugglers along the long, porous desert frontier.
But the Saudi media have tried to link the killing of the border guards to the Shiite Houthi movement across the border in Yemen.
Since Saudi Arabia shares long joint borders with Yemen, it has interfered in the country’s internal affairs and still continues meddling.
The revolution of the Yemeni people has worried Saudi Arabia because Riyadh is worried that the flames of the revolution may spread to Saudi Arabia too.
The United States and its regional proxies, specially Saudi Arabia, have been funding and training Somali refugees to fight the Shia Houthi movement and spark sectarian strife in Yemen in a bid to immune the kingdom to the spread of Yemen’s revolution.
The Al-Houthi movement has opposed Saudi Arabia’s interfering measures in Yemen. The movement said that uprisings in the region have increased Riyadh’s concerns about the future of the Saudi regime.
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