Two policemen wounded in Bahrain bomb attack

The policemen were attacked late on Friday in what the ministry said was "a terror act."

    Two policemen were severely wounded by a homemade bomb west of Bahrain's capital Manama, Bahrain's Interior Ministry has said in a message on its Twitter account.

    The policemen were attacked late on Friday in al-Bade'e street near al-Maqsha'a village in what the ministry said was "a terror act." It gave no further details.

    Bahrain, home of the US Fifth Fleet, has been buffeted by political turmoil since 2011 when mostly Shia protesters took to the streets calling for political reforms and more say in the Sunni ruled island kingdom.

    The Bahraini government largely put down the uprising with help from Gulf Arab neighbours but small-scale clashes continue and bomb attacks mainly on policemen and security officers have been increasing since mid-2012.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.