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Iran denies role in Bahrain unrest, urges respect for human rights

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied any role in the violent unrest affecting neighboring Bahrain, accusing Manama of looking for a scapegoat to justify its human rights abuses. "Instead of projecting onto others and raising unfounded charges, Bahraini authorities had better seriously consider their citizens' civil rights demands," the official IRNA news agency cited an "informed" foreign ministry official as saying late Tuesday.

Bahrain sentences 12 people for life for spying, Iran links

MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini court has sentenced 12 men to life in prison for spying, receiving training from Iran's Revolutionary Guard and processing weapons and explosives, a defense lawyer and rights activist said on Tuesday. Bahrain accuses Shi'ite power Iran of fuelling unrest in the country since a 2011 uprising led by the Shi'ite Muslim community demanding reforms and more share in running the kingdom ruled by the Sunni Muslim al-Khalifa dynasty.

Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: ministry

MANAMA (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle. In a separate incident, the ministry said a bomb wounded three civil defence officials as they were putting out burning tyres near the entrance to a village outside the capital, Manama.

Car bomb kills two, wounds one in Bahrain

Two people were killed Saturday when their car exploded in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said, although it was unclear whether the vehicle itself had been targeted. A third person was wounded in the blast and taken to hospital as civil defence personnel were hurt in a separate explosion, the ministry said. An uprising against the ruling Sunni dynasty in the Shiite majority kingdom began in 2011, and protesters still clash regularly with police.

Car bomb kills two, wounds one in Bahrain

Two people were killed Saturday when their car exploded in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said, although it was unclear whether the vehicle itself had been targeted. A third person was wounded in the blast and taken to hospital as civil defence personnel were hurt in a separate explosion, the ministry said. An uprising against the ruling Sunni dynasty in the Shiite majority kingdom began in 2011, and protesters still clash regularly with police.

Two killed in Bahrain car explosion

MANAMA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and one wounded when a car blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said there were signs the vehicle had been carrying explosives. In a separate incident, the ministry said a homemade bomb wounded three civil defense officials as they were putting out burning tires near the entrance to a village outside the capital, Manama.

Two killed in Bahrain car explosion: Interior Ministry

MANAMA (Reuters) - An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in a mostly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manama. "Initial inspections uncovered two burnt bodies and a third with burn wounds was taken to hospital," the ministry said. There were early signs the car contained explosive substances, it added.

Bahraini man dies two months after being shot by police: family

MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini man died on Friday from shotgun pellet wounds sustained during clashes with police almost two months ago, rights activists said, becoming the first person to be killed in such circumstances since February last year. Rights campaigners said Abdul-Aziz al-Abbar, 27, was hit by a teargas canister and shotgun pellets fired by riot police at a funeral procession. It is not uncommon in Bahrain for funerals to turn into public expressions of discontent, sometimes leading to clashes with police.

Bahraini man dies two months after being shot by police: family

MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini man died on Friday from shotgun pellet wounds sustained during clashes with police almost two months ago, rights activists said, becoming the first person to be killed in such circumstances since February last year. Rights campaigners said Abdul-Aziz al-Abbar, 27, was hit by a teargas canister and shotgun pellets fired by riot police at a funeral procession. It is not uncommon in Bahrain for funerals to turn into public expressions of discontent, sometimes leading to clashes with police.

Policeman hurt in Bahrain bomb blast:ministry

MANAMA (Reuters) - A policeman was wounded when a homemade bomb exploded in a village in Bahrain on Friday, the Interior Ministry said, in the latest of a series of attacks by suspected Shi'ite Muslim militants on security forces. No one claimed responsibility for the blast in the village of al-Daih, west of the capital Manama. "A terrorist act targeted the lives of policemen who were on duty in the village of al-Daih, using a homemade bomb that injured one security man," the ministry said in a brief statement.
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