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RIYADH (AA) - The personal bodyguard of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been killed, according to local media on Sunday.
State-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported that Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham was shot during a personal dispute in Jeddah.
A police spokesman for the Makkah province confirmed the killing, saying the bodyguard was shot after a verbal argument with a friend during a visit to his house, according to the official SPA news agency.
The gunman was shot dead by security forces after he refused to surrender, the spokesman said.
Five security forces were injured in the incident.
Al-Fagham had served as the personal bodyguard of late King Abdullah, who died in 2015.