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Bomb attack on police bus wounds five Bahraini officers

Blast took place on Durrat Road going towards the south, says interior ministry

Bomb attack on police bus wounds five Bahraini officers
“Five police personnel were injured and were taken to hospital. Two were discharged while the condition of the other three remains stable." (MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

A bomb blast hit a bus carrying policemen in Bahrain on Sunday, the interior ministry reported on its official Twitter account, wounding five officers.

“A terrorist blast hit a bus carrying police personnel on Sunday evening on Durrat Road going towards the south when a homemade bomb was remotely detonated,” the ministry said on its website.

“Five police personnel were injured and were taken to hospital. Two were discharged while the condition of the other three remains stable."

Anger among Bahrain's Shi'ite Muslim opposition against the monarchy mounted this year after three men convicted of a deadly 2014 bomb blast against policemen were executed in January.

Two policemen were killed in separate militant attacks the same month and security forces said this month they killed three fugitives in a gunbattle at sea as they tried to flee to Iran.

Militant groups have launched sporadic bombing and shooting attacks against security forces since the government cracked down in 2011 "Arab Spring" protests.

The opposition says it seeks to achieve more representation in government by peaceful means but the government accuses it of helping foment violence.