Bahrain condemns terror blast that killed policeman
Manama, July 6, 2014
Bahrain's King Hamad has condemned a terror blast that killed a policeman in East Eker in the kingdom.
"The martyr of duty Mahmood Fareed is the victim of the treacherous enemies of the nation," the King said in a cable addressed to Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
Fareed, 24, died early yesterday (July 5) morning at the BDF Hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the blast as he patrolled the area, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
His Majesty said the scourge of terror would never derail the national march, pointing out that the conspirators who plot to subvert Bahrain's security and perpetrate the most heinous crimes will stand trial for justice to be done.
He strongly denounced the despicable crime perpetrated in the first days of Ramadan by killers who showed no mercy, compassion, goodness or repentance.
He paid tribute to Interior Ministry and Public Security personnel for their unrelenting efforts to defend Bahrain.
His Majesty also extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
In a reply to the King, the Interior Minister vowed to track down the killers and bring them to justice.
"We will always remain loyal to your leadership and spare no effort to protect Bahrain's security and deter any attempt to subvert security or break the law," he said.
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined several prominent personalities and societies in condemning the attack.
In a statement, the chamber backed steps taken by authorities to deter such heinous acts and called for tough legal action against the attackers and plotters.
Menawhile, a leading national rights watchdog has urged all parties to observe self-restraint, stressing the need to foil attempts to subvert security and threaten people's lives.
The National Institution for Human Rights strongly condemned attacks that target policemen and innocent people in an attempt to terrorise citizens and residents and threaten civic peace.
"These heinous crimes contravene human values and Islamic precepts and flout international norms and covenants," it said, dismissing such illegal acts as alien to peace-loving Bahraini society.
The watchdog voiced full confidence in the capacity of the security forces to deter any attempt to foment sectarian strife. - TradeArabia News Service