Suspects arrested over Bahrain blast in village of Shi'ite cleric

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June 20, 2017 08:49
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DUBAI - Bahrain has arrested several suspects in connection with an explosion in the village of a Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader, the Ministry of Interior said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The blast on Sunday in Diraz, home to Ayatollah Isa Qassim and a flashpoint for violence, killed one member of the security services and wounded two others. Manama blamed it on "terrorists".

The names, nationalities and precise number of suspects arrested were not disclosed.

In a separate tweet the ministry said it had found a body from a bombing in nearby Hajar village.

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