• Bahraini schoolboy injured as security forces attack anti-regime gathering

A Bahraini teenager has sustained injuries after security forces fired tear gas and shots to disperse a group of teenage students holding an anti-regime gathering in the eastern part of the kingdom.

Local sources said the students had come together outside their school building on Sitra Island, situated 5 km south of the capital, Manama, on Wednesday morning.

Regime forces, however, intervened, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters to break up the gathering.

The area was then covered with a cloud of smoke, making several students coughing and wheezing. A teenager was also shot in the face during the mayhem.

Separately, scores of regime forces raided the village of Nuwaidrat early on Wednesday, and violently broke into a number of buildings.

The soldiers arrested four local residents and took them away to an unknown location.

Meanwhile, people streamed into the streets across Bahrain to express solidarity with prominent Shia Muslim religious scholar Sheikh Isa Qassim. The Aal-e Khalifah regime has stripped the cleric of his nationality and summoned him to court.

The protesters converged outside the residence of the 79-year-old clergyman in the village of Diraz on Tuesday evening.


Jan 11, 2017 15:23 UTC