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Terrorist Blast injures woman in Bahrain

DUBAI: A “terrorist blast” slightly injured a woman near the Bahraini capital on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the latest in a series of explosions in the small Western-allied kingdom.

The ministry said the explosion happened in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama and that police was at the scene but gave no further details.

Tensions have been rising in Bahrain amid a government crackdown on opposition groups and activists it says are stirring up sectarian strife in the kingdom, where the US Fifth Fleet is based. Shi’ite Muslims in the Sunni-ruled kingdom complain of marginalisation, a charge the government denies. (RTRS)

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