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Bahrain says 29 people sentenced to prison over 2014 bombing

Bahrain says 29 people sentenced to prison over 2014 bombing that targeted police officers

Bahrain says 29 people sentenced to prison over 2014 bombing

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain says 29 people have been sentenced to prison over a 2014 bombing that targeted police officers in the tiny island kingdom.

The state-run Bahrain News Agency quoted Gen. Ahmed al-Hammadi as announcing the verdicts and saying that two of the 29 had their citizenship revoked over the attack. Al-Hammadi also said the defendants received sentences ranging from five years to life in prison over their convictions.

Al-Hammadi said on Tuesday that the Dec. 19, 2014, bombing damaged police vehicles and wounded officers.

Bahrain has faced low-level unrest for more than four years, sparked by widespread 2011 protests among the country's Shiite majority demanding greater political rights from the Sunni-led monarchy.

Bahrain hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.


Updated : 2021-08-02 11:08 GMT+08:00