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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bahrain Bomb Alert

MANAMA, Bahrain () -- The American embassy in Bahrain issued a fresh security alert on the island's political violence after two bomb attacks on restaurants that it said were aimed at killing Asians and Westerners.

Seven Bangladeshi workers were killed on the small island of Sitra, which is linked to the capital Manama by a three-kilometer causeway, when suspected arsonists set a restaurant ablaze Thursday.

A sports club in the village of A'ali was set ablaze Saturday and police sealed off a Shi'ite-dominated area after anti-government protests broke out in the villages of al-Daih and Sanabis.