Bahrain: one dead as toops fire on funeral march

Security forces in Bahrain fired tear gas and bird shot Feb. 15 on mourners gathered for a funeral procession for a man killed in the first Egypt-inspired protests to reach the Gulf, killing at least one more and leaving many injured. Witnesses said the attack on the funeral march was “completely unprovoked.” Bahrain’s ruling monarchy is a strategic Western ally and home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. (AP, BBC World Service, Feb. 15)

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