Bahrain: Qatari violation jeopardizes lives of passengers and flight safety

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Bahrain strongly condemned the interception by Qatari fighter jets of a civilian aircraft from the UAE to Bahrain during its normal flight on Monday morning.

Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirates Flight, EK837, while flying on its normal routes, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said.

The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry described the incident as a clear violation of international conventions and laws.

“We will take necessary measures with international bodies for Qatar to face the consequences of these violations,” the Bahraini government said.

The ministry added that this rejected hostile behavior by Qatar against civil aircraft, which has become frequent recently, jeopardizes the safety of civil aviation and poses a threat to the lives of civilians.

A second incident as well on Monday on Etihad flight EY23B from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Bahrain International Airport. The second incident is under investigation, BNA reported.

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