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Two killed in Bahrain car explosion: Interior Ministry

Thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters, waving national flags and gesturing defiantly, chant slogans during a march organized by opposition groups in A'ali, Bahrain, Friday, April 18, 2014. A pro-democracy uprising of peaceful daytime marches and violent nighttime clashes simmers in its fourth year in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

MANAMA: An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said on its Twitter account that the explosion was in the mostly Shiite village of Al-Maqshaa, along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manama.

"Initial inspections uncovered two burnt bodies and a third with burn wounds was taken to hospital," the ministry said. "Initial inspections indicate the presence of explosive substances inside the car," it said.

 

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