Teenager and Child Shot in Awwamiya

Eastern Province police yesterday confirmed that an unknown assailant or assailants fired at a security checkpoint near Awamiyya in Qatif, injuring an 18-year-old woman and her 2-year-old brother.

Eastern Province police spokesperson Ziad Al-Riqati said the girl and her brother were in a car driven by their father when they came under fire near the checkpoint.

“The girl was hit in the lower abdomen while the boy received bullet injuries in his right foot,” said Al-Riqati. “They were immediately transferred to a hospital and police have launched a massive hunt for the assailants.”

Activists have identified the woman as Yasmine Hani al-Saihati and said the 2-year-old is her son, according to Shia news site Rasid.