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Bahrain claims security tightened after attack on Force India team

Manama, Fri, 20 Apr 2012 ANI

Manama, April 20 (ANI): Authorities in Bahrain have claimed that security has been tightened for the Formula One race to be held here after petrol bombs were allegedly thrown near a car taking Force India staff back to their hotel from the Grand Prix circuit.

Gulf news noted Bahraini authorities as saying that vehicle used by team members had not been targeted, but were caught up in a confrontation between the protestors and the police.

Circuit officials claimed that they had 'full confidence in the ability of Bahrain authorities to deal with such incidents'.

The country's public security chief, Major -General Tariq Al Hassan, claimed that a number of rioters had been arrested for taking part in illegal rallies and gatherings, blocking roads and endangering people's lives by attacking them with petrol bombs, iron rods and stones.

"The arrests were part of the police duty to enforce the law and to maintain public security", he said. (ANI)

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