Concern is growing in the Kingdom of escalating incidents of security chaos after several recent incidents of shooting against unknown backgrounds were recorded amid a catastrophic failure of the Saudi regime.
Official sources announced the killing of a woman in her thirties and the injury of two others and their Indian driver, shot by a man whose motives were not clear in the city of Dhahran in the east of the Kingdom.
According to the official news agency (SPA), “The security forces arrested a thirtieth citizen after he shot a family vehicle in the Fakhriya district of Dhahran, resulting in the death of a girl and wounding two, all of them citizens in the third decade of life, and injuring the driver of the vehicle of Indian nationality.”
WAS did not give the circumstances of the accident or the motive for the shooter.
The agency stated that the injured were taken to the hospital and the accused and the case file were referred to the district prosecutor.
It is feared that the incidents of lawlessness will reflect the approach of the Al Saud regime based on the policy of liquidation and extra-legal killings in a continuous manner, in the absence of any accountability or transparency, and suspicions of targeting it against security pretexts.
Human rights organizations have previously called for an urgent international investigation to be opened into systematic killings carried out by the Saudi forces in questionable clashes, which may represent extrajudicial killings.
More than 30 people were announced killed last year in regular statements speaking of “clashes with wanted persons.”
Among them was last May, when eight people were killed during an operation in the predominantly Shiite area of Qatif in the east of the Kingdom. Qatif witness from time to time clashes between government forces and Shiites who complain of marginalization and discrimination against them.
Last April 21, Saudi Arabia announced the killing of “four gunmen” in an attempt to attack a security center north of Riyadh.
On the seventh of last April, it was announced that two “terrorists” were killed and two others arrested after they bombed a security post in the east of the Kingdom.
On the eighth and the ninth of last January, the Saudi authorities announced the killing of eight “wanted persons” in a raid in Qatif Governorate in a “preemptive security operation.”
In all the mentioned killings, the authorities did not announce the identity of the dead Saudis or any personal details about them, and have always contented themselves as wanted persons involved in targeting security without attaching this to any evidence.
In any of the above-mentioned killings, no members of the security forces have been declared killed or injured, raising concerns about the deliberate use of excessive and deadly force and excluding the option of arresting wanted persons or taking legal measures against them.
Repeated photos of the blood-stained corpses and traces of gunshots on the walls of houses as well as military vehicles shooting inside a residential area are frequently posted on social media.
Such incidents of intentional killing are gross violations of international law and the right to life, including arbitrary killing, extrajudicial killing and the use of lethal force without this being a response to a legitimate threat but rather a premeditated and premeditated course of execution of people outside the protection of the law.