mortar-shells-fall-near-saudi-border-checkpoint (1) Six mortar rounds crashed into a remote area of north-eastern Saudi Arabia near a border triangle with Iraq and Kuwait, without causing damage,  border guard spokesman General Mohammed al-Ghamidi said on Thursday.

The spokesman said that Saudi authorities were in “direct contact” with their neighbours to identify the source of yesterday’s shelling and to try to prevent a repetition.

The rounds were fired “from the Iraqi side of the border”, according to Okaz newspaper’s website.  The official SPA news agency quoted Ghamidi as saying that six mortar rounds fell Wednesday in an uninhabited area near Al-Awja border crossing in Hafr al-Batin in the Eastern Province.

No further details of the incident were reported. According to residents in the area, Saudi war planes were seen flying over the region, early Thursday.