MANAMA: Bahrain last night vowed zero tolerance of criminal acts after nine policemen were injured when a rioter ran a car over them in Nuwaidrat. Giving details of the incident the General Director of Central Governorate Police said: "The policemen were carrying out their duties in Nuwaidrat and dealing with rioters and saboteurs when one of those involved in the acts of sabotage was injured in the head.
"His brother immediately got into his car and drove at full speed into the policemen and deliberately ran them over.
"Four sustained serious injuries and five suffered multiple wounds.
"The driver was also hurt in the criminal attack."
Necessary legal procedures have been taken and the Military Prosecutor notified.
Public Security chief Major-General Tarek bin Dayna, following directives by the Interior Minister, visited the injured policemen at BDF hospital.
He enquired about their health and ensured that they were receiving prompt medical attention.
He also reviewed details of the incident and thanked the officers for their sacrifices and efforts to protect the country's security and safety of citizens.
He affirmed that law and order will be enforced strictly and criminals and anyone who tampers with the security of the country, society and safety of security personnel will be punished.