DUBAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced three unnamed defendants to life imprisonment on charges of attempting to murder policemen with an improvised bomb, state news agency BNA reported on Thursday.

Prosecutors had accused the suspects of luring police near to where they had placed an explosive device in Al Dair village, north of the capital Manama, on December 29, 2014. Police noticed the device and were able to defuse it, BNA said.

A Bahraini court last year sentenced two men to death and handed a life sentence to a third after they were convicted of killing a policeman in a separate bombing in Al Dair.