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    Blast Kills Saudi Arabian Patrol Guard at Yemeni Border - Reports

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    A Saudi Arabian patrol guard was killed on Sunday by a blast on the border with Yemen, local media reported, citing the country's Interior Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As a result of the explosion in the country's Jazan province, three other servicemen were injured and hospitalized, the SPA news agency reported.

    The border guards authorities have launched investigation into the incident, the news agency specified.

    The situation in neighboring Yemen remains extremely unstable since the start of a military conflict in 2014 between the government troops headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force, who are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A Saudi-led coalition has conducted numerous airstrikes against the Houthis since March 2015.

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