Policeman dies in Bahrain blast


Manama: A police officer who was injured in a terrorist blast on Friday evening has died, the interior ministry said.
Mahmoud Fareed died early Saturdy morning from the serious injuries sustained in the terrorist attack in the village of East Eker, south of the capital Manama, Public Security chief General Tareq Al Hassan said in a brief statement.
“The competent authorities rallied the site of the incident to examine the area,” he said. “An investigation was launched to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this act of terrorism and refer them to justice,” he said.
Al Hassan added that the interior ministry offered its condolences to the family of the blast victim.
Attacks on security forces have been on the rise in the country, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet.
One of the deadliest attacks in recent months was in March, when three policemen were killed by a remotely detonated home-made bomb. A car bomb on April 19 killed two men and wounded another in a mainly Shiite village.
Since then, several explosions have wounded at least four policemen in Shiite villages around Manama.
- With inputs from Reuters