One Policeman killed, Two Others Critically Injured in Petrol Bomb Attack in Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain strongly condemns the murder of policeman Mohammed Tanweer on April 16, 2016 at the hands of violent extremists. The petrol bomb attack, which occurred in the village of Karbabad, also left two policemen critically injured. The Kingdom offers its condolences to the policeman’s family, and wishes the injured policemen a fast recovery. At this time, several suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack, demonstrating the Kingdom’s commitment to swiftly acting to carry out justice against terrorists.
In recent years, Bahrain has been faced with increased violence at the hands of extremists seeking to undermine the stability of the country. This attack brought the number of police fatalities in Bahrain up to 18 since 2011, and the number of police injuries now amount to over 3,200. The Minister of Interior stated that the most recent attack in Karbabad was a result of incitement that took place both inside and outside of Bahrain. The Kingdom affirms its commitment to combating domestic terrorism and protecting the safety of its citizens, and asserts that anyone who incites violence will be held accountable by the law.
The rise of terrorism in Bahrain follows the troubling trend throughout the region. At a time where global stability is threatened by senseless acts of violence fueled by extremist ideology, Bahrain’s determination to stand resolute with its partners against terrorists remains strong. The Kingdom is committed to actively working with its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council to counter the threat of terrorism that undermines the safety and stability of the region as a whole.