Bahrain blows up package of suspected explosives from UK

Bahrain says staff at its airport have detonated a package of suspected explosives sent from Britain via Dubai. The interior ministry is investigating.

The UK Foreign Office says it is aware of the reports and is checking them.

Officials in Bahrain have told the BBC they believe the device, which they say was sent from the UK, was a dummy to "test their defences".

Meanwhile, riot police in the capital Manama have clashed with protesters trying to reach a key landmark.

The Shia-majority protesters - who are demanding more rights from Bahrain's Sunni rulers - were trying to reach Pearl Square, the centre of demonstrations which erupted earlier this year.

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