Teenager dies in Bahrain when bomb explodes in his hand
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 00:42
Oct. 22 - A teenager is killed in Bahrain when a bomb he was holding exploded in his hands while he was trying to carry out an attack, police say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Bahrain state news agency BNA quoted police on Tuesday saying a bomb in the hands of a17-year-old youth, wanted by security forces for "criminal offenses", accidentally blew up as he was in the process of carrying out an attack.
It was not clear what the intended target of the attack was.
A firearm and ammunition was also found near the body in the village of Bani Jamra, west of the capital Manama, BNA said without giving any details.
Witnesses said one worker staying at a nearby warehouse was injured by the blast.
There were holes in the wall of a pre-fabricated home used as the workers' sleeping area which police said were caused by the impact of the explosion.
The Interior Ministry had earlier said that the police operations room received a call from a person reporting the blast and were told one person was dead at the scene.
"Police deployed to the area and dealt with a suspicious object," the ministry said on its Twitter account without elaborating.
The majority Shi'ite country, ruled by the Sunni al-Khalifa family, 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 government.
The Bahraini government largely put down the uprising with help from Gulf Arab neighbors but small-scale clashes continue and bomb attacks have been increasing since mid-2012.
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