Homemade bomb wounds 2 policemen in Bahrain

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 17:14

Manama: Bahrain`s Interior Ministry says two policemen have been wounded, one critically, when a homemade bomb exploded in a village southwest of the capital, Manama.

The ministry said in a statement on its official Twitter feed that the explosion happened early today in the village of Demistan. The area has been the scene of frequent clashes between anti-government activists and Bahrain security forces.

Bahrain is a small island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia that hosts the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

More than 65 people have been killed in violence since protests led by the country`s Shiite majority began in February 2011 calling for a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled nation. Some rights groups place the death toll higher.

Anti-government factions have been increasingly deploying bombs targeting government forces.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 17:14

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