SITUATION in Bahrain is under control although there were some occasional but limited security incidents in the country, Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq Al Hassan said yesterday.
In an interview with the BBC, he said that there were those who were trying to instigate and incite tension to prevent Bahrain from getting out of the crisis.
He indicated that there were terrorist attacks against security personnel. In response to a question related to those behind such acts, he said that if he knew he would arrest and present them before justice. He affirmed that there were organisations supporting them from the outside.
All were being monitored and some people were arrested and presented to justice and the rest were being watched closely, he said.
He said that Bahrain was witnessing a period of great reform spearheaded by His Majesty King Hamad, with people having the right to demonstrate and express their opinion freely.
Maj-Gen Al Hassan said that this is reflected by the number of demonstrations held in one year reaching 400 with a rate of one or more every day.
He said such demonstrations were found in all democratic countries. He also spoke about external support from some organisations and did not rule out that some countries were involved in funding such acts.
He said there were more than 17 channels that focused on Bahrain in its news as if it was the only topic they had and the information being broadcast was not objective but falsified and misleading.
He revealed that a number of locally manufactured weapons were confiscated, some of which were fire extinguishers used as launchers for spears that had a range reaching 100 metres.
Maj-Gen Al Hassan affirmed that the security forces did not use force but just the necessary force to stop attacks and calm the situation using measures within legal framework.