Bahrain teen dies from own explosive

2013-10-23 13:34
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Manama - Authorities in Bahrain say a teenager has been killed when an explosive device he was carrying detonated prematurely as he attempted to stage an attack in the tense Gulf nation.

Bahrain has expanded crackdowns on so-called "terrorist" cells suspected of bombings targeting security forces and others in the strategic kingdom, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

The Sunni-ruled nation has been locked in nonstop unrest since an uprising by the country's Shi'ite majority began in early 2011.

The official Bahrain News Agency said on Wednesday that a gun and ammunition were found near the body of the 17-year-old youth about 10km west of the capital, Manama. He died late on Tuesday.

Authorities say he was wanted in connection with previous attacks.

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