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MURDERERS CONDEMNED

MANAMA: The Premier yesterday condemned the killing of innocent people. "Murdering and wreaking havoc on public and private property is the worst human rights violation," he said.

Receiving senior officials at Gudaibiya Palace, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa rejected the scourge of violence and terror as "utterly unacceptable".

He expressed confidence in the ability of the security forces in catching those behind the attack which resulted in the death of a policeman in Sitra on Saturday night.

The majlis was attended by Supreme Islamic Council president Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, parliament chairman Dr Khalifa Al Dhahrani, Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh and a number of MPs.

The Premier warned against calls aimed at sowing disunity to serve sinister designs and interests.

He called on all components of the social spectrum to join ranks to foil such calls.

The Premier commended the role of the legislative authority for its co-operation with the government.

Separately, the Cabinet session, chaired by the Premier, also condemned the killing, and praised security personnel for their bravery in carrying out their duties in the face of challenges.

It asserted Bahrain's resolve to fight terrorism and safeguard the stability of the kingdom and take a democratic approach to solve issues. The Cabinet also expressed condolences to the family of the deceased policeman and wished quick recovery to those injured in the blast.



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