Teenager dies in failed Bahraini bomb plot
A teenager died whilst allegedly transporting a bomb in Bahrain, police said Wednesday. Since its uprising was quashed in 2011, Bahrain has been home to several violent attacks. (AFP/File)
A 17-year-old teenager was killed whilst allegedly transporting a bomb that exploded in the Shiite village of Bani Jamra, Bahraini police said Wednesday.
A caller reported Tuesday's explosion and discovery of a body in a deserted area, a police spokesman said in a government statement, Agence France Presse reported.
"Initial investigations revealed that the bomb had exploded while the person was carrying it to plant it at another location," he said, adding that the youth was "wanted on criminal charges," according to AFP.
"A bomb, a gun and ammunition were found near the body," the official reported. "The collection of evidence is still ongoing."
Bahrain was home to a Shiite-led uprising in March 2011, with protesters demanding a constitutional monarchy. The demonstrations were crushed quickly, but a slew of homemade bomb attacks in Bahrain have been carried out across the Sunni-ruled Kingdom, signifying the deeprooted unrest still present in the Gulf state.
Bahraini Shiites continue to demonstrate in villages outside the capital and frequently clash with police, according to AFP.
A poll done by the International Federation for Human Rights claims that 89 people have been killed since the protests began.
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