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Less of an issue than you might expect. Minions don die when they fail a Toughness check unless the attacker intends to kill them. Instead, they are Incapacitated and disappear, unable to be re summonned until they fully recover. Mohammed ZakriyyaThree heroes who helped save two toddlers and their mother from a savage dog attack should be honoured for their bravery, a city councillor said.Mum of two Nighat Khatoon, 36, stopped her BMW in St Saviour’s Road in Saltley when she saw the escaped animal maul the two and three year old girls as their mother screamed for help.Dad of three Yaser Baig ,38, kicked the frenzied dog and scooped one child into his arms while father of four Mohammed Zakriyya, 43, ran from his home and pulled the other to the safety of the car.Their selfless actions were been widely praised and, in the hours after the attack, Coun Majid Mahmood wrote to council bosses asking for the trio to receive official acclaim.Coun Mahmood said: “I applaud the heroic acts of Yaser, Nighat and Mohammed who, despite the inherent risks to themselves, acted with utmost bravery to stop the savage attack against the two little children from the dog.”It is abundantly clear that, if our heroes had not intervened when they did, the little girls would have sustained much more serious injuries.”The city owes a debt of gratitude to the heroes for their selfless acts.”That’s why I have written and spoken to Lord Mayor Coun Mohammed Azim calling for some form of recognition for our heroes.”Local MP Liam Byrne said: “Nothing tackles a crisis like community.”I think every single one of us in Hodge Hill wants to say a huge thank you and well done to our local heroes who moved so fast with courage and compassion to avert disaster.”Thank you and good job!”Mohammed Ali, of the Alum Rock Community Forum, called the men and woman a ‘ray of hope’.He said: “They showed immense courage.”They were just thinking about the welfare and safety of the two toddlers.”They leapt to the defence of the helpless family.”This is very humbling and positive to see especially during this difficult times.”It’s really given us a ray of hope and shows that humanity and kinship still exists and is flourishing.”Mr Zakriyya previously told how he was working from his front room when he heard his wife screaming for help outside just after 12.30pm on Monday, February 8.The council worker ran out without footwear and was confronted with the horrific sight of one little girl being attacked by a dog he descried as a ‘rottweiler’.The 43 year old said: “I ran towards the situation in my socks, not knowing what to expect. I didn think I just reacted.Read Moreall heroes Praise for Saltley community after little girls rescued from dog attack”I saw the dog over the child initially and they were trying to pull it away. The dog had the child’s leg in its mouth and was trying to pull back..