Bahrain arrests Tuesday’s bombing suspects

Several suspects identified and arrested for police checkpoint bombing that killed two policemen

Several suspects identified and arrested for the police checkpoint bombing that killed two policemen

Updated Aug 2, 2015

Several suspects have been identified and arrested over the checkpoint bombing in Bahrain that killed two policeman, the state news agency BNA said on Wednesday quoting the Ministry of Interior.

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior did not give further details.

Two policemen were killed and a third was severely injured in a bomb attack that targeted their unit in the village of Sitra, south of Bahrain’s capital Manama, the country’s Ministry of Interior announced on its Twitter account on Tuesday.

The bombing took place outside a girls' school and was the worst since March 2014, when a blast killed three policemen.

The explosives used in the attack were allegedly smuggled from Iran, according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), they match the explosives the government security forces had previously seized.

"Early information suggests that the explosives used in today's terrorist attack are of the same type that were recently intercepted coming from Iran," BNA said.

Sitra is a majority Shiite village, however it has previously been the scene for anti-government protests in 2011.

"A terrorist bombing targeted policemen on duty in the Sitra area, resulting in the deaths of two of them and seriously wounding a third," the Ministry of Interior said.

Six other policemen from the bomb attack sustained serious injuries, according to the Bahrain News Agency.



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