Incident Summary:

03/03/2014: An explosive device detonated near police officers at a funeral procession in Daih village, Capital governorate, Bahrain. The blast killed three officers and injured 11 other people. This was one of three coordinated bombings at this site on this day. The Al-Ashtar Brigades and the Popular Resistance Brigade separately claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred on Budaiya Road in the neighborhood of Daih, Bahrain.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Public Security Force (PSF)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Bahrain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled homemade explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The four men who confessed were not captured during the attack, but were arrested within 24 hours of the incident.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Ashtar Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Popular Resistance Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bahrain puts groups on terrorism list after bomb kills three police," Reuters, March 4, 2014.
"Four blast suspects are remanded," Gulf Daily News, March 10, 2014.
"AL DAIH PLOT WAS MUCH BIGGER," DailyTribune, March 10, 2014.