Woman dies, children hurt in Bahrain blast

Shrapnel hit the car the woman was in, the police said, and security forces were investigating the scene of the attack in the village. (File photo: Reuters)

A Bahraini woman died and three children sustained minor injuries when their car was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday that police said was carried out by "terrorists" in southern Bahrain.

Shrapnel hit the car the woman was in, the police said, and security forces were investigating the scene of the attack in the village of East Eker, south of Bahrain's capital, Manama, according to an Interior Ministry statement.

"A terrorist act on Thursday claimed the life of a woman and injured three children who were with her in a car that was hit by shrapnel after a bomb exploded," the director general of Manama's police directorate was quoted as saying by state media.

Sporadic violence and bomb attacks largely aimed at Bahraini security forces have been frequent.

In July, 2015 two policemen in the village of Sitra were killed in a bomb blast that authorities said involved the use of explosives smuggled from Iran.

Tehran denies interference in Bahrain but openly supports opposition groups seeking greater rights for the Shiite majority.
 

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