KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday sent a cable to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, expressing Kuwait’s emphatic condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist blast that hit East Eker village, south of Manama, on Thursday. In his cable, His Highness the Amir said this act, which targeted innocent people, contravenes all religions and human values, while reiterating Kuwait’s sympathy with the Kingdom of Bahrain, and full support to all measures it is taking in order to preserve its security.
A Bahraini woman died and three children sustained minor injuries when their car was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday that police said was carried out by “terrorists” in southern Bahrain. Shrapnel hit the car the woman was in, the police said, and security forces were investigating the scene of the attack in the village of East Eker, south of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
HH the Amir also offered heartfelt condolence to the Bahraini King, government, people and families of the blast victims, wishing those injured in the bombing quick recovery and praying to Allah Almighty to protect Bahrain and its people from any harm whatsoever. In addition, two similar condolence cables were sent to the Bahraini King by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Sporadic violence and bomb attacks largely aimed at Bahraini security forces have become the norm since mass, Shi’ite-led pro-democracy protests were put down by the government in 2011.