Ambassador Houda Nonoo Condemns Terrorist Attack Against Police, Calls For Inclusive Dialogue In Bahrain

Oct 23, 2012, 11:49 ET from Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released yesterday on her blog, Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States, Houda Nonoo, condemned last week's terrorist attack in central Bahrain that killed one police officer and critically wounded one other.

"Last week, one police officer was killed and another was critically wounded in an unprovoked and unwarranted terrorist attack in central Bahrain. Attacks like these seek to undermine the spirit of peaceful reconciliation we are working to bring about in Bahrain, serve to sow dissension among Bahrainis, and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms," she said.

Ambassador Nonoo also highlighted the threats Bahraini police face on a daily basis from increasingly violent demonstrations.

"Bahraini police officers face the difficult task of confronting demonstrators that many times mean them harm. We have seen a rise in violent attacks using Molotov cocktails and other lethal weapons," she said. "Since January 2012, hundreds of police officers have been hospitalized with life-altering injuries that will require extensive therapy and rehabilitation."

Ambassador Nonoo continued, saying, "More than ever, we need to work together through an inclusive, multi-lateral dialogue among Bahrainis, to bring about a better Bahrain for all its people. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time."

SOURCE Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain