Saudi Arabia


Last updated: 31 January 2019



All known casualties(between 2015 and 2018)

7 mine/unexploded remnants of war (ERW) casualties: 4 killed and 3 injured

Casualties in 2017

Annual total


Decrease from 5 in 2016

Survival outcome

1 killed

Device type causing casualties

1 unspecified mine

Civilian status

1 Military

Age and gender

1 Man


Casualties in 2017

One landmine casualty was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2017. On 15 June a soldier from the Saudi border guards was reported to have been killed when a landmine exploded in the southwestern province of Jazan on the border with Yemen.[1]

Five casualties were reported on the border with Yemen in 2016. In a border guard was been killed by a landmine in Jazan in May 2016.[2] In July 2016 a Saudi soldier was killed and three were injured by a landmine explosion in Jazan.[3]

In June 2015 a Saudi soldier was killed by a landmine in the area of Jebel Towaileq in Jazan.[4]

No mine/ERW casualties were reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2018. Casualties, however, continued to be reported in 2019. In January a 10-year-old child was killed and three people injured, two children and a 29-year-old woman, in a landmine explosion in the Al-Arda governorate in Jazan province. It was reported that the landmine, originally planted in Yemen, was washed within the borders of Saudi Arabia by rain.[5]

[1] Mohammed Al-Sulami, “Saudi soldier killed in land mine blast in Jazan,” Arab News, 15 June 2017.

[2]Landmine kills Saudi soldier on Yemen border,” Express Tribune, 24 May 2016

[4]Landmine blast kills Saudi army officer,” KUNA, 18 June 2015.

[5] Aarti Nagraj, “Landmine explosion kills 10-year-old, injures three in Saudi,” Gulf Business, 7 January 2019.