5 wounded in Bahrain clashes

2013-08-18 11:21
AK-47 (Picture: AFP)

AK-47 (Picture: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Dubai - Five Bahraini police were wounded late on Saturday, as security forces clashed with opposition protesters in a Shi'ite village north of the capital, police said.

The injuries were inflicted by a "group of terrorists" at the entrance to the village of Dair with a "home-made explosive device," a statement carried by the official BNA news agency said.

Police in the Sunni-ruled Shi'ite-majority Gulf state routinely refer to opposition protesters as terrorists.

The authorities crushed mass pro-democracy demonstrations in the capital with the help of Saudi-led troops in 2011 but sporadic protests have continued in the Shi'ite villages.

Protesters generally burn tyres and throw petrol bombs, but authorities say that recently there have also been some shootings and bombings targeting police stations and patrols.

Witnesses said that security forces cordoned off Dair after Saturday night's clashes, raiding several houses and making some arrests.

There were also clashes in several other Shi'ite villages, witnesses said.

At least 80 people have been killed in Bahrain since Arab Spring-inspired pro-democracy protests erupted in February 2011, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.

Read more on:    bahrain

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.