Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

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A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash in southern Saudi Arabia near the Yemen border, state television said.

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was traveling with several officials when the helicopter crashed, Al-Ikhbariya news channel said.

The channel did not reveal the cause of the crash nor the identity of the other officials. The helicopter had reportedly disappeared over the province of Assir before crashing.

This incident comes after Saudi Arabiaintercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” coming from Yemen northeast of Riyadh, near the international airport.

Yemeni Houthi rebels, accused of being backed by Iran, claimed to have fired the missile from a distance of about 750 kilometers to aim for Riyadh airport.

The King Khalid International Airport said in a statement it was not affected by the attack. but this is the first ballistic missile attack that is close to the Saudi capital.

Source : Kicker Daily newsNBC NewsBBC

 

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