MANAMA, Bahrain – Bahrain authorities say that a bomb killed three policemen as they were dispersing "rioters" on the outskirts of the capital Manama.
The Interior Ministry said on their official Twitter account that the police were killed Monday while confronting violent protesters at the funeral of a youth who died last week in custody.
In Bahrain's three-year uprising, a Shiite-dominated opposition movement is demanding increased political rights from the Sunni monarchy.
Anti-government factions have been increasingly using bombs targeting government forces, though they typically do not have the force of explosives used by insurgents in places such as Iraq or Syria.
The main opposition groups condemned the blast, saying that they are against all kind of violence.