Mayor of Tarout survives 17 bullets

Mayor of Tarout survives 17 bullets

August 02, 2016
Prince Saud Bin Naif, emir of the Eastern Province, visits the Mayor of Tarout Island in Qatif Governorate Abdulhalim Al-Kaidar, in Dammam. — Okaz photo
Prince Saud Bin Naif, emir of the Eastern Province, visits the Mayor of Tarout Island in Qatif Governorate Abdulhalim Al-Kaidar, in Dammam. — Okaz photo

Mohammad Al-Enizi


DAMMAM — Mayor of Tarout survived 17 bullets shot by unknown assaulters here on Sunday and courageously drove himself to the hospital.

Mayor of Tarout Island in Qatif Governorate Abdulhalim Al-Kaidar said he was on his way to visit a neighbor. “Four people came to me in their cars and demanded I step out. They were swearing at me and at the country. I refused to get out of the car and locked myself in. They began to shoot at me. I was hit in the chest and began to bleed,” said Al-Kaidar.

He added he drove past the assaulters to a nearby medical center.

“They were chasing me in two cars. I got to the medical center and they transported me to the hospital after giving me first aid. As a mayor, I receive a lot of threats from people who loathe the country. I have had my car and house set on fire before and have received numerous death threats,” said Al-Kaidar.

He also said he does not know any of the assaulters.

“The attack was an act of terrorism and I trust the authorities to track down the attackers and arrest them for their heinous crimes,” said Al-Kaidar.

Prince Saud Bin Naif, emir of the Eastern Province, visited him at the hospital.


August 02, 2016
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