5 Dec 2011

Bomb in Bahrain

7:29 am on 5 December 2011

A bomb exploded near the British embassy in Bahrain on Sunday.

The Foreign Office in London said there were no casualties nor damage to the embassy.

The Interior Ministry in Bahrain said security has been tightened in the Ras Raman area of Manama where the embassy is located.

Lieutenant-Colonel Saleh Salem said the explosion was caused by a highly explosive device placed under the front left wheel of a minibus that was parked in a parking area about 50 metres from the embassy.