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Bahrain explosion wounds seven policemen

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Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says an explosion has wounded seven policemen in what is described as a “terrorist” attack in the Gulf kingdom.

Thursday’s statement says at least two policemen are in critical condition. It says a homemade device went off late on Wednesday in Bani Jamra, about 10 kilometers (six miles) west of the capital, Manama.

Police have been targeted before in the strategic island nation, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. However, the latest blast is among the most police casualties in a single attack.