Bomb blast in Bahraini Shi'ite village wounds three policemen

December 20, 2014 9:09 AM

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MANAMA (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain late on Friday injured three policemen, the interior ministry said, in a further sign of anti-government sentiment since the opposition boycotted elections last month.

A 2011 uprising by mainly majority Shi'ites demanding more democracy in the Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf Arab kingdom, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based as a bulwark against Iran, was crushed but sporadic unrest has continued, including bomb attacks.

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