Incident Summary:

10/02/2017: An explosive device detonated near Public Security Force (PSF) officers at an Ashura procession along Budaiya Highway in Daih, Capital governorate, Bahrain. At least five officers were injured in the blast. Saraya Waad Allah claimed responsibility for the attack.




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Location Details:
The incident occurred along Budaiya Highway.

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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Ashura Procession
Nationality of Target Bahrain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden gas cylinder was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Saraya Waad Allah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Homemade bomb used for attack," Gulf Daily News, October 28, 2017.
"Five policemen injured in blast during Ashoora procession," DT News is Bahrain's, October 3, 2017.
"BAHRAIN: 5 POLICEMEN INJURED IN PROCESSION ATTACK," Bahrain News Gazette, October 3, 2017.