DUBAI A “terrorist blast” a bit injured a female near the Bahraini funds on Thursday, the Interior Ministry claimed on its Twitter account, in the newest in a series of explosions in the little Western-allied kingdom.
The ministry claimed the explosion happened in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama and that police was at the scene but gave no further more facts.
Tensions have been increasing in Bahrain amid a governing administration crackdown on opposition groups and activists it suggests are stirring up sectarian strife in the kingdom, where by the U.S. Fifth Fleet is dependent.
Shi’ite Muslims in the Sunni-ruled kingdom complain of marginalization, a cost the governing administration denies.
A male and his wife were being a bit injured in an explosion in Sitra island, south of Manama past 7 days. The explosion coincided with the sixth anniversary of professional-democracy Arab Spring protests that rocked the island kingdom in 2011.
The island kingdom crushed the protests with help from neighboring Gulf Arab states but tensions continued to simmer, escalating from time to time into little protests.
On Feb. five, one more bomb exploded on the outskirts of Manama, harming cars and trucks but producing no injuries, in what the Interior Ministry also described as a terrorist act.
Final thirty day period, Bahrain executed 3 men convicted of killing 3 policemen in a 2014 bomb attack. Bahrain accuses non-Arab Iran of fanning unrest and supporting militants. Iran denies involvement.
(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba Writing by Sami Aboudi Modifying by Alison Williams)