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Bahrain court confirms bomb blast death sentences

Bahraini police help an injured comrade after a bomb exploded during clashes between protesters and security forces in the village of Daih, west of the capital Manama, on March 3, 2014A Bahraini court on Monday upheld death sentences against three people convicted of killing police including an Emirati officer in a bomb attack, a judicial source said. The decision by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation ends the trial of members of the group behind the March 2014 attack in a village near Manama, for which seven others had received life sentences. The Emirati officer was part of the Saudi-led Gulf force which rolled into Bahrain in March 2011 to boost Bahraini security forces in quelling a month-long protest dominated by island’s Shiite majority.

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