Car bomb explodes in Bahrain
Bahraini men sit in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on August 2, 2013. (AFP)
A car bomb exploded in Budaiya, west of Bahraini capital Manama on Saturday but caussed no casualties, according to the interior ministry.
The car bomb exploded near a recreational area after two gas cylinders were planted in a parked vehicle.Only one of the cylinders exploded, according to Reuters.
The main Bahraini Shia opposition party Al Wefaq condemned the bomb attack.
“The Wefaq policy is based on peaceful methods,” Al Wefaq official Khalil-al Marzouk said, according to Reuters.
Bahrain’s lawmakers agreed last week to tougher penalties on “terrorist crimes” and banned protests from taking place in Manama ahead of planned mass demonstrations later this month. A major protest group has called for demonstrations against the government on August 14.