Four cops injured in Bahrain bomb blast

Filed on May 5, 2012

Four policemen sustained burns following a bomb blast in a village early on Saturday morning.

The Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan, confirmed the explosion and said the attack targeted on-duty policemen in Bani Jamra.

“An officer, who was seriously wounded in the arm and the abdomen, was hospitalised and has been operated on... and three policemen suffered burns,” he said.

Al Hassan said investigators rushed to the scene of the blast. The bomb, which exploded at 12.33am, was found to be a homemade devise with a remote detonator. The flames and shrapnel from the explosion covered a wide area. “The officers were dealing with saboteurs who were terrorising citizens .. and damaging public and private property,” Al Hassan said, calling upon the public who have any information on the blast to call the hotline 80008008.

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