7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Local News


MANAMA: A tough security clamp was pledged last night after a rampaging mob of saboteurs stormed a police patrol in Juffair, resulting in the death of a teenager. Ali Yousif Ali Hassan, 16, died on the spot after he was caught between a police patrol jeep and a house wall behind him during the chaos, Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier Tariq Al Hassan said.

The Interior Ministry will not hesitate to take tough action to protect security, the lives of innocent civilians and public property, he warned.

Traffic patrols are also being stepped up during the weekends.

He urged everyone to refrain from inciting violence and rioting.

Brig Al Hassan said a police patrol was suddenly surrounded and attacked by saboteurs who were burning tyres, blocking roads and pouring oil on it early yesterday morning on Al Shabab Avenue.

They pelted stones, threw firebombs and hit the vehicle with iron rods, he said.

"While the patrol tried to escape, the vehicle skidded because of oil on the road."

Brig Al Hassan said a policeman is being treated in hospital after sustaining injuries during the incident.

He said that forensic reports did not find evidence that the teenager was repeatedly run over by the vehicle, as claimed by some individuals and media outlets.

The teenager, originally from Sitra, lived in Guraifa. He was buried at Outer Sitra Cemetery.

Brig Al Hassan further highlighted that saboteurs attacked security forces on Friday in Daih by pelting stones and iron rods on policemen and bystanders.

He said Zahra Saleh Mohammed, 27, was critically injured after being caught in the clashes. She was struck on the forehead by an iron rod thrown by one of the attackers.

She is in Salmaniya Medical Complex's Intensive Care Unit following a surgery.

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