Saudis Pay Tribute to Famous Bodyguard to Kings Killed in Dispute with Friend in Jeddah

Maj Gen Abdulaziz al-Fagham
Saudi citizens took to social media to pay tribute to Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Fagham, the bodyguard to both the late King Abdullah and King Salman who was killed in argument with a friend in Jeddah, Saudi state media said.

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