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Bahrain village blast injures 5 policemen

Blast occurs ten days ahead of national dialogue on peace and security

  • By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
  • Published: 09:52 August 18, 2013
  • Gulf News

The scene of a blast in Muharraq
  • Image Credit: Interior Ministry of Bahrain
  • The scene of a blast in Muharraq, Bahrain on August 17, 2013.

Manama: Five policemen were injured, including two seriously, when a homemade bomb went off in a village on the island of Muharraq, north of the capital Manama.

The blast occurred on Saturday evening when the policemen were dealing with a “terrorist group at the entrance of Dair village,” said the head of the police in the Governorate of Muharraq.

The blast occurred ten days before a national dialogue on peace and security in the country.

Twenty-seven delegates from two political coalitions, the parliament and the government are expected to join the talks.

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