Bombings in Bahrain

This item appears on page 60 of the February 2015 issue.

In Bahrain, an archipelago nation in the Persian Gulf, a bombing in the village of Damistan on Dec. 8 killed a Jordanian police officer. The next day, a bombing in Karzakan, directly south of Damistan, killed a Bahraini and injured an unidentified expatriate.

Bahraini officials blamed the Shia militant group Hezbollah for providing the bombs. Shia Muslims, who make up the majority of Bahrain’s population, have been seeking reforms from the Sunni-led government.