Saturday, Jan 31, 2015Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Two children wounded while planting bomb in Bahrain village: Police

Published on Mar 6, 2014 3:52 PM

DUBAI (AFP) - Two children, aged 10 and 11, were wounded while planting a roadside bomb at a Shi'ite village in Bahrain where a blast killed three policemen this week, police said on Thursday.

"A group of terrorists exploited these children by asking them to plant a home-made bomb" in Daih, state news agency BNA quoted a police official as saying.

He said one child was "seriously" wounded when the device exploded.

Police photos showed one child's fingers mangled by the blast and both boys' faces and bodies peppered with shrapnel.

If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here