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Blast wounds 3 Bahrain policemen

Emergency parliament session called to discuss rising number of bombings

Gulf News

Manama: Authorities in Bahrain say a bomb blast has wounded at least three policemen during a series of anti-government attacks in the country. The explosion and firebomb assaults appear linked to a campaign of stepped-up violence by militant factions in Bahrain, where majority Shiites have staged a nearly 30-month uprising calling for a greater political voice in the country.

Saturday’s attacks also come on the eve of an emergency parliament session called to discuss the rising number of bombings, including one near Bahrain’s royal palaces. The Interior Ministry said three policemen were hurt in a bomb blast, and cars and buildings were hit by homemade firebombs.