September 29, 2019 / 6:23 AM / 2 months ago

Saudi king's bodyguard shot dead in personal dispute -state TV

RIYADH, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot dead in a personal dispute, state television al-Ekhbariya reported on Sunday.

Major General Abdul Aziz al-Faghm was killed in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, where the government relocates for the summer months, the broadcaster said. It did not say when the incident occurred or where exactly it took place.

Faghm had also served as the personal bodyguard of late King Abdullah, according to local media.

“May you rest in peace, hero ...” senior Royal Court advisor Turki al-Sheikh tweeted.

Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous, Editing by Emelia Sihtole-Matarise

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