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The Independent: Child Dies in Awamiyah Suffering Gunshot Wounds after Saudi Security Forces Opened Fire on His Family

2017-08-12 - 12:47 p

Bahrain Mirror-Exclusive: A three-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained from gunfire in the Saudi town of Awamiyah, several activists have confirmed to "The Independent" newspaper.

Sajaad Mohamed Abu Abdallah passed away on Wednesday at nearby Dammam Maternity and Children's Hospital, where he had been cared for since a bullet hit him in the torso and right hand in the 12 June incident.

The child's uncle said that when the incident took place there had been no warning before the shooting began.

The Independent contacted the Saudi government for comment on the allegation that its troops or police had caused the boy's death, but did not immediately respond.

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), among other organizations, called for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sajaad's death.

At least one other child - a two-year-old boy - has been killed since violence broke out in Awamiyah on 10 May.

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