Dammam – A Saudi child and a Pakistani man were killed while 10 others, including a woman, were injured on Wednesday when terrorist gunmen arbitrarily shot at workers and passersby in Al-Masourah district of Al-Awamiyah with an aim to deactivate a development project site, which terrorist militias use as their nest, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Friday.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, said that workers of a contracting company were at the site of the project when they came under attack by terrorists, who also targeted the machinery used for work.
“Workers were shot at by terrorist elements from the neighborhood to obstruct the project and protect abandoned houses used as their hideout to kidnap citizens and religious men,” Al-Turki said.
He added that the security forces launched an operation to track down the terrorists, asserting that the security apparatus would exert all efforts to impose order at the development project site.
A two-year-old Saudi infant and a Pakistani expatriate were killed while 10 others, including four security persons, were injured by the terrorists attack to disrupt construction of a development project in Al-Masourah.
Al-Turki praised local people who are acting in solidarity with the police to capture the gunmen. The ministry also called on the criminals to surrender themselves to the authorities.
He said the terrorists seek to obstruct works at the project to protect their terrorist activities, and to preserve the current situation in the neighborhood that secures the presence of terrorist nests used by their militants to commit crimes and promote arms and drugs.
There are more than 1,450 people living in around 488 houses in Al-Masourah district in the Al-Awamiyah town.
Those residents are constantly threatened by individually led parties to obstruct the completion of the project, which aims to achieve sustainability and development in the neighborhood, considered as one of the oldest streets in the Qatif district.