Bahrain’s Royal Guard Commander Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa inspected Friday the readiness queue of the participating forces in the joint national counter-terrorism drill “The Kingdom’s Guards 1”.
The exercise, which comprises forces from Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), the Interior Ministry and the National Guard, is a field embodiment of strong ties and comprehensive military and security performance to safeguard national security and public safety, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Brigadier Sheikh Nasser said the drill, in which the Public Prosecution is also taking part as a legal legislator, is a ten-hour mock exercise to handle a terrorist attack on a commercial mall at Seef District that will last from December 5 in the evening to December 6 in the morning. The exercise, he noted, is the dividend of continuous cooperation and coordination between all participating parties.
Brigadier Sheikh Nasser stressed that terrorism is a threat to the national security of any country. He said fighting it is not only the responsibility of the security and military bodies but requires full cooperation and coordination of all institutions to dedicate all resources and capabilities to deter it. He also emphasized Bahrain’s full readiness to deal decisively with any attempt to tamper with national security.
In a speech he delivered on the occasion, Brigadier Sheikh Nasser conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his appreciation of the great efforts made to maintain national security. He launched the joint national drill “The Kingdom’s Guards 1” which will be carried out at Seef Mall.
Sheikh Nasser reiterated the forces’ pledge to remain the bulwark of the nation in order for Bahrain to remain an oasis of peaceful co-existence and a destination for everybody as it has always been throughout its history.