Teen killed by officers in Bahrain clashes
Bahraini riot police killed a teenager during clashes with protesters that followed a demonstration on Friday, the country’s opposition said on Saturday.
Thousands rallied in an officially authorised protest called by the main opposition group Al Wefaq but as the event ended, about 100 demonstrators clashed with police, who fired off shotgun pellets.
Witnesses said cops also used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators who, authorities said, were throwing petrol bombs and wielding iron bars. The police described the incident after the protest as a “terrorist attack” on a security patrol that “targeted the lives of members of the patrol”.
The police had defended themselves “according to their legal authority”, a statement said, confirming that one of the protesters had died.
Al Wefaq named the dead protester as 17-year-old Ali Hussain Nima and distributed photographs showing a body covered in blood and flecked with birdshot wounds.