Gunfire from neighboring Yemen killed a Saudi border guard on Tuesday, AFP reported. The Saudi-Yemen border has seen clashes and gunfire and shelling as Saudi Arabia is involved in a military operation in Yemen.
The guard was hit while on patrol in the border district of Najran, a spokesman from the interior ministry said.
Over 90 civilians and soldiers have died as a result of shelling and skirmishes along the border since last March, when the Saudi-led coalition launched its military intervention in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia is backing Yemen's government, led by Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, against the Iran-supported Houthi rebels, who overran the capital, Sanaa, and forced the government into exile.
In Yemen, the United Nations says that more than 6,100 people have been killed in the conflict, about half of them civilians.
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