MANAMA, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A blast hit a bus Sunday near the British embassy in the Bahraini capital of Manama, the interior ministry said.
The blast happened early in the morning in a minibus parked near the embassy, with no casualty reported.
Hundreds of Shi'ites were taking part in a religious procession in the area when the blast occurred, sources told Xinhua.
The security authorities have cordoned off the area and are investigating the incident, the ministry said.
The blast came one day after reports by the British media that former Assistant Commissioner at London's Metropolitan Police John Yates was appointed by Bahrain to help its interior ministry's security forces.
On March 17, 2010, unidentified men hurled Molotov Cocktails at the British embassy compound in Manama.