Bahrain: 2 killed in bomb blasts

A series of bomb blasts in Bahrain's capital killed two people Monday, authorities said, a sign that some factions within the opposition may be increasingly turning to violence in the nearly 21-month uprising against the Gulf nation's Western-backed rulers.


The apparently coordinated string of five explosions in Manama, described by officials as "terrorism," comes less than a week after Bahrain banned all protest gatherings in attempts to quell the deepening unrest in the strategic kingdom, which is home the US Navy's 5th Fleet. (AP)