Bahraini policeman dies of bomb blast wounds

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack on Friday night.

Bahraini policeman dies of bomb blast wounds

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Bahraini policeman died on Saturday of wounds sustained in a bombing that the Interior Ministry said was a terrorist act.

Attacks on security forces have been on the rise in the strategically located Gulf Arab country, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, more than three years after authorities quelled Shi'ite Muslim-led protests against the Sunni-led government.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack on Friday night.

The Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account that the policeman was on duty when the explosion occurred near the village of East Eker, south of the capital Manama.

Police chief Tariq al-Hassan, in a statement received by Reuters on Saturday, identified the policeman as Mahmoud Fareed, and said he had died early on Saturday in hospital.

Last Mod: 05 Temmuz 2014, 10:52
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