Two men suspected of attempting to assassinate the editor of a Bahrain newspaper have been arrested early this morning.
The duo, aged 27 and 21, have admitted attacking Al Watan managing editor Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, Public Security chief Major General Tariq bin Dayna said.
They have been referred to the Public Prosecution, he said.
Mr Abu Zeitoun, 31, suffered a shoulder injury after being stabbed with a sharp object and his car was also set on fire at 3am on Wednesday outside the Arabic publicationâ€™s office in Riffa.
The Palestinian was taken to hospital, but released shortly after treatment.
His Majesty King Hamad received cables of congratulations from officials and citizens over the arrest, praising the security authorities for the quick action in the case.
They also strongly condemned sabotage and violence in the country and pledged their support to the King for his efforts to strengthen Bahrain as a land of peace, security and justice. GDN
Do those people who took the initiative to congratulate his majesty like this have no shame whatsoever?
For god’s sake some people were arrested but have not been tried and convicted yet you morons!
Talk about jumping the gun just to kiss ass.
Those congratulatory cables should have supported his majesty in his call to apply the law and the observance of all relevant legislation, rather than congratulating him for the arrests. What they have done, in my view, is nothing less than insult his majesty and going completely against his continuous reminders that Bahrain is a country of laws and institutions, not of the haphazard application of the law and chaos.