Border guard killed in Jazan

October 6, 2011

An official at the General Directorate of the Border Guards announced yesterday that Lance Corporal Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Gahtani was killed on Tuesday evening while attempting to intercept a group of smugglers in the Al-Daer Sector of Jazan Province. Al-Gahtani’s patrol came under fire when it discovered a group of smugglers trying to cross the border. A firefight ensued, killing Al-Gahtani and injuring Lance Corporal Majed bin Aqla Al-Enezy, who received a bullet wound to the leg. The Border Guards managed to kill one smuggler and apprehend another, confiscating thirteen weapons in their possession.