Bahrain unrest back in the headlines ahead of test

Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday 20 April 2013.

With some equipment already delivered to the pitlane and the crucial second Formula 1 test set to begin on Wednesday, Bahrain’s unrest issues have returned to the international headlines.

Last Friday, as protesters marked the three-year anniversary of the start of the island Kingdom’s civil troubles, three policeman were injured by an explosion, and one later died.

The incident reportedly occurred about 30 kilometres from the Formula 1 track.

The state news agency quoted Bahrain’s Defence Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa as saying the incident was due to statements made by Iran’s supreme leader Ali Kahamenei, “as if he promised them (protesters) of an imminent Iranian intervention”. (GMM)

Subbed by AJN.