Security has been beefed up in and around the city of Arar near Iraq border where Commander of the Border Guards in the Northern Province Brig. Oudah Muawwad Al-Balawi and two soldiers — Corporal Tariq Mohammed Halawi and Private Yahya Ahmed Najmi — were killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack early Monday morning.

The suicide operation was carried out by four terrorists in Al-Suwaif district, about 40 km from Arar.

Spokesman of the Northern Province Border Guards Capt. Mohammed Al-Fihaiqi said Colonel Salem Taasan Al-Anzi and Private Yahya Ahmed Muqari were injured. […]