Two policemen wounded in Bahrain bomb attack: ministry

MANAMA Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:40pm EST

MANAMA (Reuters) - Two policemen were severely wounded by a homemade bomb west of the capital Manama, Bahrain's Interior Ministry said on Friday in a message on its Twitter account.

The policemen were attacked in al-Bade'e street near al-Maqsha'a village in what the ministry said was "a terror act." It gave no further details.

Bahrain, home of the U.S. Fifth Fleet, has been buffeted by political turmoil since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets calling for political reforms and more say in the Sunni ruled island kingdom.

The Bahraini government largely put down the uprising with help from Gulf Arab neighbors but small-scale clashes continue and bomb attacks mainly on policemen and security officers have been increasing since mid-2012.

(Reporting by Farishta Saeed; Writing by Rania El Gamal; editing by Andrew Hay)

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sandtraveler wrote:
Bahrain sees the subversion of Iran up close and personal every day as Hezbollah pays school kids to firebomb schools and intimidate decent working Shia, while the adult thugs rig IED’s to kill policemen and destroy Bahrain’s economy. It is part of a larger regional strategy to form the Shia crescent; Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, and Iran is the head of the snake. When Iran has their nuke, they will hold the World hostage by threatening the Arabian Gulf countries, which pump 60% of the World’s oil production; and is the key to Iran’s World Domination. And the end of the West as we know it! These truths are woven into Amazon Kindle’s new thriller The Bahrain Protocol; you can hope for the best, but those with wisdom prepare for the worst.

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