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6 Dead as Tanks Attack Bahrain Protesters

Forces clear Manama square in major tank assault

(Newser) - Bahrain's king has declared martial law in the island nation following the arrival of more than 1,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations to quell an opposition movement. At least three people were killed in clashes between troops and pro-reform protesters yesterday, Reuters reports. Today tanks and... More »

Bahrain Police Attack Sleeping Protesters; 5 Dead

At least 200 injured in surprise attack on protest camp

(Newser) - Bahraini security forces launched a vicious surprise attack on pro-democracy protesters camped out in a square in the capital in the early hours of this morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. Witnesses said most of the protesters, including women and children, were asleep when riot police stormed Pearl Square, firing... More »

ABC Reporter Beaten in Bahrain

Miguel Marquez attacked mid-broadcast by riot police

(Newser) - The unrest in the Middle East has been accompanied by a surge in violence against journalists—and has claimed yet another victim. The latest is ABC 's Miguel Marquez, who was beaten mid-broadcast when he was caught in the middle of Bahraini security forces' surprise attack on protesters in a... More »

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