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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Three dead as troops employ tear gas and armoured vehicles to break up protests in Bahrain - 16th Mar 2011

At least two protesters and one soldier dead after clampdown
  • Foreign Office orders British nationals to leave Bahrain
  • Doctors held hostage in capital's main hospital
  • Security forces take control of Pearl Square

Tear gas and armoured vehicles have been used by soldiers and riot police to drive hundreds of anti-government protesters out of a square in the centre of Bahrain's capital.

Demonstrators said two people were killed in Manama and one soldier is believed to have died in the ensuing chaos which came a day after emergency rule was imposed in the Gulf kingdom.

The crackdown started last night before a full-scale assault at daybreak in Pearl Square - the centre of the uprising against Bahrain's rulers since it began more than a month ago. Read More