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Arrests made after Bahrain blast kills police officers

Published 29/07/2015

Worshippers are searched outside a Shiite Muslim mosque after a bombing in Bahrain which killed two police officers (AP)
Worshippers are searched outside a Shiite Muslim mosque after a bombing in Bahrain which killed two police officers (AP)

Several suspects have been arrested in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in Bahrain.

The official Bahrain News Agency quoted the public security chief Major General Tariq al-Hassan announcing the arrests. He did not provide further details.

Police say the remotely-detonated blast in Sitra, south of the capital Manama, targeted a bus carrying policemen near a primary school for girls.

Two police officers were killed and six were injured.

Bahrain is a Sunni-ruled kingdom that is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

It has faced years of clashes between anti-government activists and police following widespread 2011 protests that were led by its Shiite majority calling for greater political rights. Several small bombs have targeted police in recent years.

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