RIYADH, 4th January, 2016 (WAM) — A media spokesman for the Saudi Arabian Eastern Region Police has said that at 11.30 p.m local time on Sunday, while security services were attempting to reclaim items of stolen heavy equipment in the town of Awwamiya in Qatif province, they came under heavy gunfire from an unknown source, resulting in the death of a citizen, while a young child aged 8 was injured by gunshot, according to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

The spokesman said that the wounded child was taken to hospital for treatment and is now in a stable condition.