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Explosion wounds five Bahraini policemen: agency


Five Bahraini policemen were lightly injured in a “terrorist explosion” outside the capital Manama on Monday, the state news agency reported, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

The agency said the blast occurred in the village of Daih on Budaiya road while the policemen were guarding a procession by Shi‘ite Muslims marking the annual Ashura festival, which commemorates the death of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein some 1400 years ago.

 

The agency quoted the interior ministry as saying on its Twitter account that “the necessary steps” were being taken, without giving any details.

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