Bahrain looks for more suspects in 
mosque blast

Bahrain security forces are on the lookout for more suspects in connection with the last week’s car bomb blast which occured in the parking lot of the Shaikh Isa bin Salman mosque in Riffa.

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Published: Wed 24 Jul 2013, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:46 PM

Three Bahrainis were arrested; Hussain Hassan Abas Al Madhoon, 25, Ali Mohammed Habib Mohammed Ashor, 34 and Zuhair Jassim Mohammed Abas, 32.

They have been referred to the public prosecution, while the search to identify and arrest additional suspects continues, Chief of Public Security Major-General Tareq Hassan Al Hassan told a Press conference.

Those behind the act stole two cars in Salmabad; a dark blue Chevrolet SUV and a private pickup. A homemade bomb connected to explosives and a remote detonator was placed in one of the SUV.

Al Hassan said that the first suspect, Hussain Al Madhoom, drove the car that was detonated, while Ali Mohammed Habib drove the second car that was used for thier escape.

Hussain Al Madhoom parked the car near the mosque, got into the second stolen car and then the bomb was detonated before escaping the site of the blast, he said, adding that investigators traced the movements of the two cars via CCTV footage.

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