Bahrain: police officer killed in gasoline bomb attack

Sailors from a U.S.-led coalition participate in multinational training exercises aboard the USS Ponce in the Gulf, Sunday, April 10, 2016. (AP)

A Bahraini police officer has been killed and two others were seriously wounded in a gasoline bomb attack in the tiny island kingdom, its Interior Ministry said.

The ministry announced the officer’s death Saturday night, saying the attack happened in the village of Karbabad. It said an investigation into the attack was ongoing as locals said a large security presence had gathered around the area.

The ministry did not elaborate on who throw the bomb and said it was a “terrorist act.”

Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

(With AP)

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