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Bahrain's Interior Ministry says 2 killed, 1 injured in apparent car bombing west of capital

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MANAMA, Bahrain — Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama.

PHOTO: Civil defense workers carry a body removed from a burned-out car to an ambulance in Mughsha, Bahrain, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama. Bahrain has been roiled by three years of unrest, with a Shiite-dominated opposition movement demanding greater political rights from the Sunni monarchy. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Civil defense workers carry a body removed from a burned-out car to an ambulance in Mughsha, Bahrain, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama. Bahrain has been roiled by three years of unrest, with a Shiite-dominated opposition movement demanding greater political rights from the Sunni monarchy. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

A statement Saturday from the Interior Ministry said the blast happened in Mughsha, a village along a highway west of the capital. It said investigators found traces of explosives in the car.

Bahrain has been roiled by three years of unrest, with a Shiite-dominated opposition movement demanding greater political rights from the Sunni monarchy. The country is a small, Western-allied island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia that is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

Separately, the ministry said a bomb thrown at security officials trying to stop a tire fire Saturday wounded three men.

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