Bahrain explosion injures 7 policemen

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini police said they arrested three suspects Thursday over a bombing the previous night that wounded seven policemen and that was described as a “terrorist” attack in the violence-wracked Gulf kingdom.

Police have been targeted before during the more than two-year unrest on the strategic island nation, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

But the blast late Wednesday, using what was called a homemade device, was among the most police casualties in a single attack. The attack occurred in Bani Jamra, the site of frequent clashes about 10 kilometers (six miles) west of the capita, Manama.

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said three suspects were in custody and the investigation was ongoing. At least two of the policemen were reported to be in critical condition.

More than 60 people have been killed since Bahrain’s majority Shiites began an Arab Spring-inspired uprising for a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled nation.

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