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Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack

Interior ministry says death is latest in string of attacks targeting security personnel

Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack
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A homemade bomb killed one policeman in Bahrain late on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting security personnel.

The statement, quoting the chief of public security, said "police had confronted a group of individuals who were targeting Sitra police station", referring to a Shi'ite town.

The bomb exploded as police were securing the area, the statement said. Two other policemen were wounded.

Police say they have been frequently attacked with homemade bombs since April 2012.

The majority Shi'ite country, ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa family, has been buffeted by political turmoil since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets calling for more democratic reforms and more say in government.

The Bahraini government largely crushed the revolt but small-scale clashes and protests erupt almost daily.

abdulla 6 years ago

I just love it when in every article published about Bahrain you have to mention "the majority Shiite Country".
If you guys have some official records that Bahrainis never heard of stating that please share with us.

H 6 years ago

Hi Abdulla,

Because the media are one sided and they refuse to hear or see or write the truth fact about bahrain

Anon 6 years ago

Thats because its a demographic and religious fact Abdulla and which leads to the question of how the Al Khalifa family still cling to power.