Bahrain: A minute’s silence was observed by the Shura Council yesterday in memory of a policeman killed in the line of duty on Saturday.
Members of the National Assembly’s upper chamber stood in unison to honour fallen officer Mohammed Naveed.
Secretary-general Abduljalil Al Tareef also read out a statement condemning the fatal Molotov cocktail attack, in which two other policemen suffered serious injuries.
“We in the Shura Council condemn the cowardly terrorist act on Saturday that martyred a policeman and left two others in a critical condition as they performed their national duty in maintaining security,” said Mr Al Tareef.
“The council is against any form of violence or terrorism that aims to destabilise the country and puts lives in danger.
“We ask the Interior Ministry to speed up work to bring the masterminds and executioners to justice.
“This incident is the work of extremists, who have no place in the peaceful Bahraini community – which is caring and loving.
“Grief has brought the whole community together and our united stance will continue in the fight against extremism and terrorism.”