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Bahraini women take part in an anti-government protest, in the village of Karanah, west of Manama, on August 8, 2014 after a Bahraini court stripped nine Shiites of their citizenship. AFP photo
Bahraini women take part in an anti-government protest, in the village of Karanah, west of Manama, on August 8, 2014 after a Bahraini court stripped nine Shiites of their citizenship. AFP photo

A bomb blast in a Shiite village in Bahrain injured two police officers on Thursday, the country’s interior ministry said.

“A terrorist blast injured two on-duty policemen in Karanah village,” it said on its Twitter account, giving no further details.

Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, was swept by unrest during the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings when the majority Shi’ites – who the government denies discriminating against – demanded political reforms.

Since then, there have been sporadic protests and a growing number of bomb attacks.

Bahrain has accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guards   and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group on several occasions of providing opposition  with explosives training in order to carry out attacks in the Gulf kingdom.

 

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