x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Bahrain: Car bomb causes fire in Manama

Bahrain’s ministry of interior says a car caught on fire in a popular tourist area of the capital, Manama, because of explosives that had been packed inside.

MANAMA // Bahrain’s ministry of interior says a car caught on fire in a popular tourist area of the capital, Manama, because of explosives that had been packed inside.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred late on Sunday — the day of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Adliya area where the fire happened is popular with foreign visitors but is not near the site of the Formula One race.

The Interior Ministry said on its official Twitter account that it is investigating.

* Associated Press