Bahraini forces clash with mourners after funeral
The clashes erupted after Bahraini police officers attacked the mourners, who had come together in the village of Karzakan, situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the capital, Manama, on Sunday to mourn the death of 72-year-old Abdul Karim al-Basri.
Basri was killed on December 9, when a powerful blast struck near a mosque in Karzakan.
Another funeral procession for the slain Bahraini man on December 12 also turned into a protest rally against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty, when demonstrators chanted slogans against the Manama regime.
Clashes reportedly took place between protesters and police, with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Bahrain has been witnessing a popular uprising since February 2011. Scores of people have been killed and many more arrested since then.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to Bahrain to assist the Manama government in its crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Bahrain has been severely criticized by human rights groups for its harsh crackdown on anti-regime protests.
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