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Protesters clash with security forces in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, following a rally to mark the second anniversary of an uprising in Bahrain, yesterday.
DUBAI: Bahraini security forces killed a teenager and injured dozens more protesters yesterday, an opposition website said, during clashes on the second anniversary of an uprising to demand democratic reforms in the Gulf state.
Several hundred demonstrators, mostly youths from largely Shia villages, blocked roads around the capital Manama and hurled stones and fire bombs at police, who responded with birdshot and tear gas, witnesses said.
Security forces confirmed they had fired warning shots at the crowds and one young man had been killed in the protests, which began in the early morning and lasted almost all day.
The main opposition group Wefaq named the youth as Ali Ahmed Ibrahim Al Jazeeri, a 16-year-old Shia, and said he had been killed in the village of Diya, near Manama.