11/21/2011

Dozens hurt as Bahrain police attack funeral

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Bahrain's security forces attacked a funeral procession in a Shiite village on the outskirts of the Bahraini capital Manama injuring dozens of people, the opposition said in a statement on Sunday. Al-Wefaq, the largest Shiite opposition group, said "dozens were wounded" when security forces on Saturday "brutally" attacked a funeral procession for a 16-year-old boy killed a day earlier after being struck by a police car. The Al-Wefaq statement gave no further details of the incident but it accused the security forces of "raiding" several other Shiite villages on Saturday. The authorities say the boy's death was an "accident" caused when a police vehicle swerved out of control and struck him. According to Al-Wefaq, Ali Yussef Baddah was killed in the Al-Jufair suburb of Manama after midnight on Friday, adding that police were out on the streets to break up a protest.