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Bahrain authorities: Explosion wounds 2 children

March 6, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain says two children are being treated for wounds sustained in an explosion and that four people linked to a deadly bombing earlier this week have been arrested.

The Ministry of Interior said on Thursday that a group of men told the children, aged 10 and 11, to plant a bomb but it went off while one of them was carrying it.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing but anti-government activists have increasingly been using explosives following three years of unrest in Bahrain.

Police Chief Maj. Gen. Tariq Hassan al-Hassan said late Wednesday night that four men were arrested in connection with another blast Monday that killed three police officers.

He identified the four suspects by name. Three are in their twenties, and one is 40 years old.

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