Saudi boy returns home to find father, brother killed in blast

Saudi boy returns home to find father, brother killed in blast

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13-year-old Jawad Al-Malki is in tears as he looks for his father at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. — Okaz photo
13-year-old Jawad Al-Malki is in tears as he looks for his father at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. — Okaz photo

By Ibrahim Alawi

JEDDAH — Jawad Al-Malki, 13-year-old Saudi boy, was inconsolable when he arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah after several months of medical treatment abroad.

Jawad was sent abroad for treatment by the Saudi government after he was seriously injured in a suicide bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul seven months ago.

When he arrived at the Jeddah airport on Friday he was looking for his father. Little did he know that his father and elder brother died in the suicide attack in which he was badly injured.

His mother and two sisters were also injured in the explosion.

Jawad was the last member of the Taher Al-Malki family to return home after receiving medical treatment abroad at the expense of the Saudi government.

Jawad’s grandfather Abdullah Al-Malki told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that Jawad had brain injuries and so he suffered partial paralysis.

He said the family is going through a tough time since the attack. Jawad’s father and brother died. His mother was in critical condition after the explosion because she suffered serious stomach injuries.

The grandfather said that the family had traveled to Turkey for the first time, a trip they had planned for many months.

The explosion occurred when they were waiting at the arrival lounge for their luggage. The terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings, occurred on June 28, 2016, at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul.

8 COMMENTS

  1. May ALLAH grant him ease and comfort to live through his life. after this tragedy.
    Everyone of us Muslims will be answerable for this ,since we Muslims are talking
    while our enemies are winning over our youth,and destabilising our Sunni Muslim
    countries.We must unite and fight the enemy within. A unified force should work
    towards removing rulers like Assad, SALEH and others.The UN is not going to do it
    as it is controlled by the JEWS.

  2. May he find peace and console himself for the loss of two beloved family members. May he continue to live as a normal person away from trauma he’s suffered during that horrible incidents. May the world spread peace and unity among other people. Peace and love be experienced in our universe, Inshallah.

  3. It’s really very sad news it’s broke my heart may Allah give him sabar and power to survive his life with his family with health, wealth and happiness and may Allah blessed his father and brother with jannah

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