Special to WorldTribune.com
ABU DHABI — Bahrain, in a rare move, has blamed Iran’s leading proxy for a bombing that killed a police officer in the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom.
The government has determined that Hizbullah was responsible for an explosion that killed a police officer in the Bahraini village of Damistan on late Dec. 8. Officials said the officer, a Jordanian national, was killed by a bomb made by Hizbullah.
“Another policeman has fallen a martyr in Bahrain,” Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said. “The bomb that killed him was made by the terrorist Hizbullah.”
In a statement, Khalid did not present any evidence of Hizbullah’s complicity. Bahrain has accused Iran and Hizbullah of helping the Shi’ite revolt, which began in 2011.
On Dec. 9, the Interior Ministry, which also accused Hizbullah, reported the arrest of several suspects in the death of the Jordanian, identified as Ali Mohammed Ali, brought to Bahrain on a security exchange program. Officials said Ali was dragged by Shi’ite rioters from a police camp and blown up by a bomb detonated by a cellular phone.
“This method was used in making the two bombs,” Public Security Chief director Maj. Gen. Tariq Al Hassan said. “This method was used by some terror groups like the so called 14 February Coalition and Al Ashtar, Al Mokhtar and Al Karar Brigades.”
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