Policeman killed in Bahrain protests

Cairo -

A Bahraini policeman died on Friday in an attack by anti-government protesters outside the capital Manama, the Bahraini state news agency reported.

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It quoted the Interior Ministry as saying that the policeman died of injuries after “terrorists” hurled petrol bombs at security forces in the Shi’a area of al-Sahla.

A teenager was killed in clashes between protesters and security forces near Manama on Thursday, which marked the second anniversary of a Shi’a-led uprising in the small Gulf island.

Bahrain's Shi’a Muslim majority has been protesting to demand political reform and greater freedoms from the Sunni monarchy. - Sapa-dpa