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Bahrain police remove fake bombs from roads

Manama, September 10, 2012

Bahrain’s police have removed 200 fake explosive devices from Bahrain's roads since the start of the year, said a top official.

Sixteen people have been injured as a result, including many policemen, said Special Security Forces specialised operation section head Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Al Zabi.

He said saboteurs continued to place such devices on major highways and warned the public not to go near suspicious objects.

"Our team (the bomb disposal unit in the Interior Ministry's anti-terror unit) dealt with 200 cases since January 2012," Lt-Col Al Zabi told the ministry's Al Amn radio station.

"It resulted in the death of a youth and injury to 16 individuals, with major injuries that led to deformities and permanent disabilities."

Lt Col Al Zabi warned the public not to go near any suspicious objects, some of which may have to be defused by bomb disposal robots, and immediately call 999.

"People should maintain a distance between them and any strange object," he said. "We also urge citizens and residents not to gather at the location and allow the teams to do its job."

Lt Col Al Zabi said police were using latest technology to remove fake explosive devices and suspicious objects placed on the roads by saboteurs and forensically analyse them. – TradeArabia News Service

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