Emirati Officer among foreign troops and mercenaries killed in Bahrain bomb blast

Emirati police officer among three dead in Bahrain blast
5 March, 2014 – Kannadiga World

First Lieutenant Tariq Al Shehi died along with two members of the Bahraini police force “while performing his national duty of maintaining order.

An Emirati police officer from a joint Gulf force in Bahrain was among three personnel killed on Monday in a bomb blast at a village near Manama, the UAE Ministry of Interior announced on Monday.

First Lieutenant Tariq Al Shehi died along with two members of the Bahraini police force “while performing his national duty of maintaining order,” the ministry said in a statement.

The UAE officer was working in Bahrain within the Gulf Waves Force under the joint GCC security cooperation agreement.

Tariq Al Shehi“The Ministry of Interior, while mourning martyr First Lieutenant Tareq Mohammed Al Shehi and his fellow personnel, pray Allah to accept them among the group of honourable martyrs and martyrs of duty who sacrificed their souls in defence of the right and protection of innocent people,” the ministry said. It prayed Allah to grant his family the patience and solace to bear his loss.

The late Al Shehi was known among his colleagues and family of good conduct, commitment, dedication, bravery and courage.

The blast in Daih occurred when Bahrain’s security forces were dealing with riots after the funeral ritual of a Bahraini youth who died in detention of sickle cell Anemia complications.

The radical Muqawama ‘Resistance’ Group that is active in social media announced that its members were behind the blast.

The death of the three personnel comes less than a month of the death of a policemen in a similar blast in Dair, which is a village in Muharraq.

The Bahrain Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account that a group of protesters had broken away from a mourning procession in the village of Daih and started blocking roads. The explosion took place as police were trying to disperse the rioters, it added.

There was no immediate word on what had caused the blast.

The explosion occurred as hundreds of Bahrainis marched in a procession to mark the final day of mourning for the 23-year-old who died in custody last week. The Bahrain Interior Ministry had said the man, who was detained in December and had been accused of smuggling weapons, had died of an illness. …more

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