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A policeman confronts a protester in the Shia village of Sanabis, near Manama, in this February 14, 2011 file photo. – Reuters picA policeman confronts a protester in the Shia village of Sanabis, near Manama, in this February 14, 2011 file photo. – Reuters pic

DUBAI, June 20 — Bahrain has arrested several suspects in connection with an explosion in the village of a Shiah Muslim spiritual leader, the Ministry of Interior said on Twitter today.

The blast on Sunday in Diraz, home to Ayatollah Isa Qassim and a flashpoint for violence, killed one member of the security services and wounded two others.

Manama blamed it on “terrorists”.

The names, nationalities and precise number of suspects arrested were not disclosed.

In a separate tweet the ministry said it had found a body from a bombing in nearby Hajar village. — Reuters

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