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Bahrain police hurt in explosion near Manama
« on: May 30, 2013, 05:49:02 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22715265

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Seven police officers were injured when a homemade device exploded in a town near the capital Manama, Bahrain's Ministry of Interior says.

The explosion, which happened Wednesday night in the town of Bani Jamri, was a "terrorist act", it said.

It said that two of the police were in critical condition.

More than 60 people, including 7 police officers have died since pro-democracy protests broke out in the Gulf island kingdom in February 2011.

Bani Jamri has seen frequent clashes between police and protesters. But the latest attack represents one of the most serious incidents so far, in terms of police casualties.

Youths armed with Molotov cocktails attack police on an almost nightly basis in villages and towns around the capital.

Bit more at link.

Surprised at this. Bahrain has always been pretty stable.
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