A bomb exploded on a main thoroughfare on the outskirts of the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday damaged several cars but caused no injuries, in what the interior ministry described as a “terrorist” act.
There have been increased protests in the kingdom after the execution last month of three men convicted of killing three policemen in a bomb attack in 2014.
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Bahrain has suffered unrest and several bomb attacks since 2011 “Arab Spring” protests led by its Shia majority were repressed with the help of its Gulf Arab neighbours.
An off-duty policeman was shot dead outside the capital late last month in what authorities also deemed a politically-motivated attack.