RIYADH, May 12 (Xinhua) -- A child and man died and 10 injured in a shooting in Qatif region, one of the disturbed Saudi areas in the eastern province, Interior Ministry tweeted on Friday.
The ministry said that the shooting took place on Thursday at a construction project, in which the developers were attacked with heavy shooting, while the equipments were targeted with bombs.
The ministry highlighted that the attack aimed to hinder the project that replaces deserted houses that shelter fugitives and terrorists.
The ministry said that when the attackers were chased by the police they shot randomly on the public that caused the death of a two-year-old Saudi boy and a Pakistani man.
Qatif is one of few disturbed Saudi areas that are populated with minority Saudi Shiite community. Some of its youth are demanding more rights in the Sunni conservative country.