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Saudi foils attempts to plant landmines on border with Yemen

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Saudi soldiers [Arab News/Facebook]

Saudi authorities said yesterday they had foiled attempts to plant landmines and smuggle arms, ammunition and narcotics through its southern border with Yemen.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported the security spokesman of the Interior Ministry, General Mansour Al-Turki, as saying that Border Guard forces have successfully managed to foil several attempts to plant landmines, smuggle arms and ammunition and Hashish during the period last week.

1,265
people were captured while trying to illegally cross the Yemen-Saudi border

The spokesman pointed out that the Saudi authorities arrested 30 smugglers, including 19 Ethiopians, seven Yemenis, three Saudis and an unidentified person.

Al-Turki pointed out that a total of 1,265 people who were illegally crossing the border have been captured including 847 Yemenis, 309 Ethiopian nationals and 16 Somalis.
According to the spokesman, three of them were killed and two were injured, eight landmines were seized along with 23 different kinds of arms, 32,160 bullets and 607 kilogrammes of Hashish.

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