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Bahrain policeman hurt in petrol bomb attack

Group burned a motorcycle and vandalised a car, says ministry

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Dubai: A petrol bomb hurled at a Bahrain police patrol on Wednesday left one policeman wounded, the interior ministry said,

A “terrorist group” targeted the patrol in the suburb of Juffair, the ministry said, using a term usually employed to refer to opposition youths who frequently clash with security forces.

“The terrorist group also burned a motorcycle that belonged to a restaurant, and vandalised a car parked in the area,” the ministry said in a statement.

Attacks on police have become frequent in the country, while protesters frequently clash with security forces in villages.

On Sunday, a Bahraini court jailed for life two people convicted of blowing up a car outside a Sunni mosque in a July attack.

An uprising to demand a democratic reforms was quelled in March 2011.

At least 89 people have been killed since the protests began, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.