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King Salman’s Bodyguard Shot Dead: Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham Bio

Maj. Gen. Abdul aziz al-Fagham is the personal bodyguard of Saudi King shah Salman. He was visiting a friend when he had a row with Mamdouh bin Meshaal Al Ali on Saturday night. Gen Fagham was well known among Saudis.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham Age

Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham, whose age has not been reported

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham Murder

“Maj Gen Abdulaziz al-Fagham, the bodyguard of the custodian of the two holy mosques, was shot dead following a personal dispute in Jeddah,” the tweet read.

State TV offered no other details. Hours later, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said a friend of Fagham had shot and killed him, and another Saudi and a Filipino worker had been wounded. A gunfight erupted with security forces that also left the shooter dead and five members of the security forces wounded, the news agency reported.

The prominent personal bodyguard to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was fatally shot in what is being described as a “personal dispute.” After initial rumors implied various conspiracy theories, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported that a friend of al-Fagham shot and killed him after a gunfight erupted at a private residence. Five Saudi security force officers were also injured, but it is not clear how or why they were involved.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham Killer

A police statement said Ali left the house in Jeddah to return with a gun with which he opened fire.

He was shot dead after refusing to surrender to police, the statement said. Gen Fagham died of his wounds in hospital. Seven people were injured.

They include two people at the friend’s house Gen Fagham was visiting, as well as five security personnel involved in the shoot-out.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham Tributes

Tributes on social media described him as a “hero” and “guardian angel”.

King Salman acceded to the throne in 2015 at the age of 79.

Many observers suggest that his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, wields real power in Saudi Arabia.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Gen Fagham was well known among Saudis.
  • He was close to King Salman and his long service included serving as the personal bodyguard of late King Abdullah, too.

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