5 Bomb Blasts Hit Bahrain Capital, Two Workers Killed

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MANAMA – Five home-made bombs went off in the Bahraini capital Manama on Monday, killing two street cleaners and wounding another worker.

The explosions on Monday took place in the Qudaibiya and Adliya districts of Manama, Bahrain’s state-run news agency said, citing a police official. 

In one incident, a man died after kicking an object which then blew up, it said. It described the explosives as “locally-made bombs”. 

An Interior Ministry statement on Twitter said the two dead men and the wounded man were Asian workers. 

Political analysts believe that such developments and the news report given out about them by the Bahraini state-run media are meant to serve as an excuse for the Al-Khalifa regime to intensify its suppression of the peaceful protests that have swept the country since mid-February 2011 demanding political reforms and justice. 

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