Dammam – Saudi toddler Jawad al-Dagher met an ill fate at the hands of terrorists who showered his father’s vehicle with bullets in Al-Awamiyah in Qatif governorate in the Eastern Province.
Covered in his own blood after sustaining a head injury Jawad did not survive the brutal attack launched by trigger-happy gunmen.
Jawad’s family was on their way back home from Qatif to Al Ahsa. However, after missing their exit, the family found themselves strolling down a dim-lit street in Al-Awamiyah, only to later be surprised by the shooting.
The father, reiterated the frustrating helplessness he found himself in that day, he could not have done anything to avoid it.
Bullets smashed through the windshield and through Jawad’s head, scattering the toddler’s blood inside the car.
“The bullet pierced the back of the car from the right side, crossed the back seat, later getting lodged in Jawad’s head,” Jawad’s uncle Ahmed al-Khamis said.
He pointed out that Jawad is the only one injured in the incident.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, said that the attack took place on Wednesday following the terrorists’ attempt to disrupt construction of a development project in Al-Masourah.
Al-Khamis also voiced his deep appreciation to security forces who have maintained contact with Jawad’s family and the families of those wounded.
“This is what we have always known of our security men and the sons of our country, they stand by us through good and hard times,” he added.
For its part, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) condemned the terrorist shooting in Qatif, which killed two people and injured others.
ISESCO affirmed its stand with Saudi Arabia in its effective measures to combat terrorism in all its forms.