Saudi authorities announced the death of Major General Abdul Aziz al-Fagham, the bodyguard of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, in the city of Jeddah, and said that the killing came after a personal dispute, with a friend of the brigade killed.

The official Saudi news channel reported that Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz al-Fagham, the bodyguard of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was shot dead following a personal dispute in Jeddah, without giving further details.

As the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), today, a security statement to the Mecca police, revealed that Major General Al-Fagham was visiting his friend Turki al-Sabti in Jeddah province, before he developed his discussion with a friend named Mamdouh Al Ali and shoot him.

The statement confirmed that the security authorities dealt with the perpetrator, who initiated the shooting and refused to surrender, which led to the killing of the perpetrator by the security forces.

He explained that al-Fagham died after being transferred to the hospital, as well as the injury of his friend and a Filipino worker, and five security men, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Guard of Kings
Saudi media have described him as the guardian of kings.

Okaz said that Major General Abdul Aziz bin Badah al-Fagham al-Mutairi was the bodyguard of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (1924 -2015), and after his death became a bodyguard of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

In mid-2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order to promote Abdul Aziz al-Fagham (an exceptional promotion) to the rank of brigade, according to Saudi media.

She described Okaz as the most famous royal guard in modern times, and attributed that designation to the Western media, and pointed out that he was awarded the title of best bodyguard in the world by the World Academy Organization.

It also described him as a shadow of the first man in the state, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

The Saudi newspaper pointed out that Al-Fagham led the march of his father Major General Badah, who served as a personal companion to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz for three decades, to show his son Abdul-Aziz and complete his father's march in guarding the kings.

Saudi newspapers did not give details about the personal life of General Abdul Aziz, while some media pointed out that he is a graduate of the Military College of King Khalid in Saudi Arabia, and moved in the work of the Saudi National Guard to the Royal Guard before becoming the bodyguard of King Salman and commander of the Special Guard.