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Pre-mature bomb blast kills man near Bahrain capital

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows the site of a bomb explosion in Bahrain.

A man has been killed near the Bahraini capital of Manama while attempting to plant a bomb near the city, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says.

The ministry said on its Twitter account on Wednesday that the man died as a result of the premature bomb blast in the village of Ekr near the capital.

The ministry did not identify the man, who reportedly sought to target police in the village.

According to local witnesses, Bahraini security forces cordoned off the area where the incident took place.

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