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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.