Deadly bomb explosions in downtown Manama, Bahrain

Five bombs exploded in Manama today, resulting in the deaths of 2 Asian street cleaners. Both government and opposition groups accused each other for being responsible.

Injuries to protesters or police have been relatively common in the 21-month-old protests where the Sunni Muslim Al Khalifa dynasty rules over a majority Shi'ite population. Travellers should exercise extreme caution in light of the volatile political situation in Bahrain. Travellers should be aware that several countries advise their citizens to reconsider travelling to Bahrain at this time. If travel can not be postponed, then travellers should avoid all public and political demonstrations since they might become violent without notice.

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