Reuters: Off-duty Bahrain Policeman Killed in “Terrorist Act”
2017-01-31 - 12:59 am
Bahrain Mirror - Reuters: An off-duty policeman was shot dead in Bahrain on Sunday in what the interior ministry called a "terrorist act", state news agency BNA reported.
The shooting follows increased unrest in the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom after the execution this month of three Shi'ites convicted of killing three policemen in a bomb attack in 2014.
"The Interior Ministry mourns with great sadness and sorrow the martyr Lieutenant Hisham Hassan Mohammed al-Hammadi, who was shot and killed in the Bilad al-Qadeem area," southwest of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said.
"Initial indications suggest that it was a terrorist act and that he was not on duty", the ministry communique added.
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