Bahrain arrests suspects linked to Iran in bombing that killed woman

The blast occurred on a road as the woman passed in her car in the village of East Eker, south of the capital Manama, on June 30. (Bahrain Ministry of Interior)

Bahrain has arrested two suspects on charges of planting a bomb that killed a Bahraini woman last month and of having links with Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

The two men were said to have received training and support from Iran, a statement from the Bahrain News Agency read.

Authorities also identified a third suspect in the blast but said he had fled to Iran.

According to the statement, the first suspect received military training on the manufacture and use of weapons and explosives by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. [The second] traveled to Iran and received military training in the assembly of explosives, planting of bombs and the use of weapons (RPG and Kalashnikovs).”

The blast occurred on a road as the woman passed in her car in the village of East Eker, south of the capital Manama, on June 30. Shrapnel from the bomb penetrated her head causing her to crash her car into an iron barrier in the middle of the road. Three of her children who were with her in the car were injured.

A second civilian car, nearby shops and both public and private property were also damaged as a result of the blast.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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