Six mortar shells hit Saudi Arabia border post
Six mortar shells landed near an isolated Saudi Arabian border post close to Iraq and Kuwait. It caused no damage, officials said Thursday. (Image courtesy of panoramio.com)
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Six mortar shells hit near a remote Saudi Arabian border post near to Iraq and Kuwait on Wednesday, but caused no damage to the post, Saudi officials reported Thursday.
"Six mortar shells fell in an uninhabited area near the new al-Auja border guard centre of Hafr Al Batin in the Eastern Province. Thank God no damage resulted from it," said General Mohammed al-Ghamdi, the border guard media spokesman, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, Reuters reported.
Ghamdi added that he had contacted the border guards of "neighbouring countries" so that the Kingdom could take the measures necessary to determine the source of the mortar rounds and prevent it recurring, according to Reuters.
Saudi's Eastern Province shares some 60km of border territory with Iraq, near the town of Hafr Al Batin. Sparsely populated and dominated by desert, the province also borders Kuwait, Reuters reported.