Bahraini police arrested several people suspected of being behind a recent explosion in the north of the country, a representative in the country’s Interior Ministry told RIA Novosti on Saturday.
On Friday, an explosion occurred in Northern Bahraini Shiite village of Karana when two police patrols were on duty near the main road of the locality. The blast reportedly killed one and injured seven people, including a child. According to local media reports, it was a police officer who died in the incident.
Since the unrest in 2011, when Bahrain’s majority Shiites protested amid the Arab Spring uprisings in the region, Shiite youth groups, opposed to the ruling Sunni Khalifa royal family, have been targeting security forces with improvised explosive devices.