Over 200 injured in Bahrain

Over 200 injured in Bahrain
# 16 March 2011 00:20 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Over 200 Shia people have been reportedly injured during unrest in Bahrain as the anti-government protesters continue their peaceful demonstrations, APA reports quoting Press TV.

A medical source told AFP on Tuesday that the victims were shot with buckshot.

She added that the total number of injured people rises to more than 400 after adding those who were admitted for inhaling tear gas.

At least five villages have come under attack with soldiers and helicopters using live ammunition against the protesters.

The violence comes as King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has declared a state of emergency for three months to try to quell the unrest.

The crackdown on people has been stepped up by a military incursion by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar who dispatched their armed forces to Bahrain.

More than 1,000 Saudi Arabian troops and a further 500 from the United Arab Emirates have been deployed in the capital city of Manama to support the regime.

Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Bahrain is a blatant violation of international conventions and the charter of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.