Bahrain bomb blast
Roadside bomb explosion leaves 1 woman, 3 children dead in Bahrain. Pictured: Explosives specialist police conduct their investigation after a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain [Representational Image].Reuters File

At least one woman was killed and three children were left injured when the car they were travelling in was hit by a shrapnel of a bomb in Southern Bahrain on Friday. According to the local police, the attack was carried out by "terrorists," Gulf News reported.

Security forces were present at the scene of the attack in the village of East Eker, which is located south of Bahrain's capital city, Manama, Bahrain's interior ministry tweeted.

The woman was driving a car on the opposite side of Al-Eker village highway when the incident occured, Al Jazeera reported.

The local police, quoted by the television news channel, have said that the "hands of justice would reach those responsible." No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

In July 2015, two police officers were killed in a bomb blast in Bahrain. One police officer had received serious injuries and three other police officials were treated in hospital for moderate injuries, the Guardian reported.

The tiny sheikh-ruled country in the Gulf is ruled by Sunni Al Khalifa monarchy, which governs a majority of the Shia population.

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