Saudi King’s personal bodyguard killed in ‘dispute’

Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham was shot during a dispute.

:: The personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been killed, local media have reported.

State-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Sunday that Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham was shot during a personal dispute in Jeddah.

No further information was available at this time.

Saudi King Salman’s personal body guard dies of a gunshot wound

Saudi King Salman’s personal bodyguard General Abdulaziz al-Faghm died of a gunshot wound following an altercation during a personal dispute, according to Saudi media reports.

A Mecca Police Spokesman confirmed his death, saying it was due to a gunshot wound after he was shot at by his friend. Five Saudi security officers were injured.

Faghm had also served as the personal bodyguard of late King Abdullah.

Al-Faghm’s family mourned his death in the early hours of Sunday, and Saudi Twitter was filled with reactions to the news of his death in Jeddah.

“God bless my uncle, General Abdulaziz Baddah al-Faghm, after he was killed in his friend’s house by a third friend (treacherously),” Baddah al-Faghm tweeted.

“May you rest in peace, hero … I have seen nothing but good and loyalty from you for ten years … I can’t comprehend that I won’t be seeing you anymore,” Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki al-Alsheikh tweeted.

Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham was shot during a dispute.

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