AN investigation is underway after four policemen were seriously injured when a homemade device targeting the security forces exploded in Bani Jamra yesterday.
The victims are being treated in hospital for burns and one remains in a critical condition, confirmed Public Security chief Major-General Tariq Al Hassan.
The attack happened at around 12.33am.
"The bomb was found to be a homemade device with a remote detonator," said Maj-Gen Al Hassan.
"The flames and shrapnel from the explosion covered a wide area and were responsible for injuring the targeted policemen."
It is the third explosion targeting the security forces in less than a month.
Area MP Ali Al Durazi described the explosion as a terrorist attack and said everyone in the country, including the government and opposition, must make a stand against such acts.
"Extremism is putting the lives of the innocent from both sides, the government and opposition, in danger," said Mr Al Durazi.
"We want court action taken against those involved in terrorist acts."
Mr Al Durazi said the escalation of the situation in Bahrain was mainly due to the absence of a real political solution, which was leading to street violence.
"We have to make it clear that we condemn every form of violence, especially bombings, which are the worst of all terrorist attacks, especially if they happen in my area," he said.
"But Bahrain will go further downwards in security unless real political solutions are found and the government takes the implementation initiative.
"The opposition has to take a stand against violence, if it claims that it backs peace and instead come up with real solutions that can help turn Bahrain away from going into the dark tunnel."
Mr Al Durazi urged clergymen to stop calling for attacks on police.
"Attacks are rejected by Islam and not just law and attacks on policemen will not help provide solutions for anyone," he said.
Last month, a policeman injured in an explosion in Duraz suffered burns to 85 per cent of his body, while another was left with multiple fractures to his chest and face, a dislocated knee and first degree burns and a third officer with multiple fractures to his hands and leg.
It happened only weeks after a homemade device exploded in East Eker injuring seven officers, including three critically.
Anyone with information about the Bani Jamra explosion or any other attacks on police is requested to call the confidential police hotline on 80008008.