RIYADH – Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of the National Guard, received at his office here on Wednesday the family members of Saudi national guards who were martyred while carrying out their duty. He decorated them with King Abdulaziz Medal of the Third Grade following a royal decree issued in this regard.
Those who received the medal included Khaled Al-Attawi, father of martyr Nasser Bin Khaled Al-Attawi, Dafer Al-Shahri, brother of martyr Faisal Al-Shahri, Talal Al-Toub, father of martyr Faisal Bin Talal Al-Toub, and Ibrahim Al-Rokhais, uncle of martyr Saud Al-Rokhais.
Prince Miteb commended the great sacrifices made by the martyrs for safeguarding the security and sovereignty of the nation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Meanwhile, Najran Emir Prince Jalawi Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musaed offered condolences of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to the bereaved family members of the five Saudi border guards who were martyred on Monday in clashes with armed gangs seeking to infiltrate into the Kingdom from Yemen.
In telephone conversation with the family members, the emir conveyed deep sorrow over the death of the border guards.
Prince Jalawi also visited the border guards, who sustained injuries in the attacks, at King Khalid Hospital in Najran.
Sulaiman Al-Maeedi, Musa Al-Marhabi, Abdullah Shraheeli, Ali Al-Salloum, and Jaber Al-Alawe are the border guards who were martyred in the 8-hour long clashes with the armed gangs in Khabash border sector in the southern Najran region.