Bahraini capital rocked by bomb blast
A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra in 2015. (AFP/File)
A bomb blast hit Bahraini capital Manama early Sunday but caused no casualties, according to the country’s interior ministry.
No injuries were reported in the bombing, which only damaged a number of cars on the capital’s outskirts, the ministry said on Twitter.
The ministry described the bomb explosion as a “terrorist” act.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.
Sunday’s blast came one week after an off-duty police officer was shot dead in western Manama.
Bahrain has been rocked by revolt since 2011, when pro-democracy protests erupted in the tiny Gulf state as part of that year’s "Arab Spring" uprisings.
The Sunni-led government blames Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest opposition movement, for the upheaval, accusing the Shia party of pursuing an "Iranian agenda".
Al-Wefaq, for its part, denies the allegations, saying it wants to see the establishment of a "constitutional government" in the small Gulf kingdom.