- Title: BAHRAIN-SECURITY/BLAST-IRAN Bahrain blast kills two police officers
- Date: 28th July 2015
- Summary: SITRA, (SOUTH-EAST OF MANAMA), BAHRAIN (JULY 28, 2015) (REUTERS) APC AND POLICE JEEP CLOSE TO THE CRIME SCENE, BLOCKING ROAD POLICE VEHICLES BEHIND YELLOW POLICE CRIME SCENE RIBBON CRIME SCENE VEHICLE MARKED (English/Arabic) 'CRIME SCENE' SCHOOL WALL WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE SIGN BOARD OF THE SCHOOL, READING (English/Arabic) "Garnata Primary Girls School". VARIOUS OF CRIME SCENE FORENSICS OFFICER INSPECTING DAMAGE POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING OVERHEAD VARIOUS OF POLICE VEHICLES IN THE AREA
- Embargoed: 12th August 2015 13:00
- Location: Bahrain
- Country: Bahrain
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA50BF5IGKLU5Z73UNEZAS011CH
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- Story Text: A bomb killed two Bahraini policemen on Tuesday (July 28) and the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that the government say were smuggled in from Iran, state news agency BNA reported.
The Sunni monarchy often accuses Iran of stirring up unrest among the kingdom's Shi'ite majority. Iran denies interfering in Bahrain but openly supports opposition groups seeking greater rights for its Shi'ite community.
"A terrorist bombing targeted policemen on duty in the Sitra area, resulting in the deaths of two of them and seriously wounding a third," BNA said, citing a tweet from the Interior Ministry. Five other policemen were lightly to moderately injured and were being treated in hospital, the ministry said.
The explosives were similar to those seized by security forces on Saturday (July 25), which the government says were smuggled into the country by two Bahrainis with links to Iran.
The blast happened south of the capital Manama in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra - a hot spot of unrest.
Bahrain was hit in 2011 by demonstrations demanding greater democracy and more rights for Shi'ites, many of whom say they are subject to political and economic discrimination.
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