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Police Officer Killed in Bahrain Blast, 7 Wounded

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Policemen and EOD officials are seen at the bomb blast site where one police officer was killed late Friday evening in Budaiya west of Manama, Bahrain, August 28, 2015.

Policemen and EOD officials are seen at the bomb blast site where one police officer was killed late Friday evening in Budaiya west of Manama, Bahrain, August 28, 2015.

An explosion in Bahrain has killed one police officer and wounded seven other people, including a child.

The Interior Ministry described the explosion as a "terrorist blast."

The wounded include four police officers, plus a married couple and their child.

The ministry said the incident happened late Friday in the predominantly Shi'ite village of Karanah.

Bahrain has seen frequent unrest since a Shi'ite-led uprising four years ago demanding greater political rights from the Sunni-led monarchy.

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

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