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Woman killed, three injured in Bahrain bombing

MANAMA, July 2, 2016

A Bahraini woman died and three children sustained minor injuries when their car was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday in the village of East Eker, south of capital, Manama, drawing world wide condemnation.

Shrapnel hit the car Fakhriya Muslim Ahmed Hassan, aged 42, was in, the police said, and security forces were investigating the scene of the attack, according to an Interior Ministry statement.

"A terrorist act on Thursday claimed the life of a woman and injured three children who were with her in a car that was hit by shrapnel after a bomb exploded," the director general of Manama's police directorate was quoted as saying by BNA.

The global condemnation was led by Saudi Arabia and the US, who in a strongly worded statement slammed the cowardly act, along with the other GCC states and Jordan.

An official source from the Foreign Ministry reiterated the Saudi Arabia's unwavering stance in support of Bahrain and also expressed condolences to the victim’s family and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

In a statement issued today, the US Embassy to Bahrain offered deepest condolences to the family of the victim and the people of Bahrain, wishing the injured children speedy recovery.

The Council of Representatives too have strongly condemned the terror act, reported BNA.

In a statement, the speaker of the Council of Representatives Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al Mulla stressed that the acts of sabotage carried out by terrorists would not impede the efforts of the security authorities to assume their duties of maintaining the security of the nation, the citizens and residents.

Capital Governor Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa has strongly condemned the terror attack and asserted that the loyal Bahraini citizens were well aware of the plots staged against them to impede the human, civilisational and economic development witnessed by the kingdom during His Majesty King Hamad’s Reform Project, said the report.

He pointed out that the terror blast will strengthen the Bahraini citizens’ cohesion and rallying behind the leadership in facing all forms of violence and sabotage.

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