Two policemen killed in Bahrain 'terrorist attack'

Interior ministry says eight other officers were injured in attack in Sitra village.

    Shia- dominated Sitra island is the scene of frequent clashes between security forces and demonstrators [Reuters]
    Shia- dominated Sitra island is the scene of frequent clashes between security forces and demonstrators [Reuters]

    Two policemen have been killed in Bahrain after they were targeted in a "terrorist attack", the interior ministry said.

    In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday morning, the ministry said eight other policemen were injured, three of them seriously, in the attack in Sitra, a village on an island south of the capital, Manama.

    The authorities did not specify the nature of the attack nor did they assign responsibility to any group.

    Shia-dominated Sitra island is the scene of frequent clashes between security forces and demonstrators.

    The attack comes just days after the Sunni-ruled kingdom announced it had foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons from rival Iran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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