(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Saudi forces invaded the Shiite residents of al-Awamiyah and Qatif region in Eastern province, killing two civilian.
Al-Ahd news website quoted the local sources as saying that the Saudi army fired indiscriminately at the residents of al-Awamiyah and Qatif region and killed at least two civilian.
Also, the Saudi forces staged house raids in the region and damaged the buildings, the sources added.
In a relevant development in February, the Saudi forces attacked the residents of al-Awamiyah region, shelling the house of a martyr in al-Jamimah district.
Local sources said that the Saudi army fired indiscriminate cannon shells at the house of martyr Mursi al-Rabah who was killed by the security forces.
Meantime, social media activists in Awamiyah announced on their twitter pages that the Saudi forces wanted to arrest a member of martyr al-Rabah family.
They added that the move was made after the Saudi military men destroyed al-Mousawarah village, the birthplace of late cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Late in January, a large number of people in Eastern Saudi Arabia had staged protest rallies and set up tents in certain districts of Awamiyah region to voice support for residents of al-Mousawarah village.
Also in January, people in Saudi Arabia’s Shiite-populated Qatif region poured into streets to mark the first anniversary of the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi regime.
The rally was held in al-Awamiyah village in Eastern Province, and the protesters carried photos of Sheik Nimr and placards in condemnation of the Saudi regime, chanting the slogan “Sheikh Nimr is always alive”.
They also condemned the kingdom for executing the cleric on fabricated charges.
Nimr’s hometown, Awamiyah has been the scene of frequent security incidents since 2011.
On January 2, 2016, Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners, including Sheikh Nimr. The senior cleric was detained in July 2012 on charges of delivering anti-regime speeches and defending political prisoners.
His arrest sparked widespread protests in the Arab country, leaving several people dead.