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Blast rocks Bahraini island, kills 2 policemen

The Bahraini Interior Ministry says two police officers have been killed and a number of others wounded in a blast in the northeastern part of the Persian Gulf country.

According to reports, the explosion took place on Tuesday in Sitra Island, south of the Bahraini capital, Manama.

Bahraini media reported that the police officers were on board a vehicle, which was transporting 25 security forces.

Unknown gunmen purportedly opened fire on the vehicle moments after the blast, which left six people injured, according to the Interior Ministry.

The ministry, meanwhile, added that one of the wounded is in critical condition.

According to witnesses, police forces blocked roads leading into the island following the blast, with the ministry describing the incident as a “terror attack.”

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