Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bahrain: attack against police, seven wounded

DUBAI, MAY 30 - Seven policemen were wounded in an attack last night in Bani Jambra, a suburb of Bahrain's capital, for which 10 people have been arrested, the Interior ministry was quoted as saying by Gulf News. The officers were removing debris in the street from recent clashes between the Shiite community and security forces after a handmade bomb, apparently detonated by remote control, exploded, seriously wounding one policemen. Another three officers are in serious condition.

Bahrain is headed by a Sunni royal family ruling over a Shiite-majority population. It has recently been at the centre of clashes, especially in villages around Manama. The highest peak in protests was registered in 2011 when authorities repressed with violence an uprising by the Shiite population.

Some 40 people died in two months. Ever since then, another 40 people have been reported dead in sporadic clashes. (ANSAmed).

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2013/05/30/Bahrain-attack-against-police-seven-wounded_8789897.html