Married couple hurt in explosion on island of Sitra near Manama, says interior ministry tweet
A married couple have been injured by a bomb blast on the island of Sitra in Bahrain.
The Bahrain Ministry of Interior described the incident as a ‘terrorist blast’ on Twitter.
The couple were passing by when the explosion happened. Police are at the scene.
“Terrorist blast in Sitra minorly [sic] injures a married couple passing the site. Police at the scene,” the interior ministry tweet said.
Sirta is 5km south of Bahraini capital Manama.[Ministry of Interior
Terrorist blast in Sitra minorly injures a married couple passing the site. Police at the scene]
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