DUBAI - A protester drove his car into a group of
policemen, hurting nine, four of them seriously, during unrest in
Bahrain on Tuesday, Bahraini state television said.
"As security men were carrying out their duty ... and confronting a
group attempting acts of tumult and sabotage, one of those involved was
injured in the head, and his brother immediately started driving at full
speed and running over officers," the channel quoted a police official
The television showed footage of a police vehicle and a saloon car, both
damaged, and showed injured men being treated at a hospital.
At least 29 people, all but six of them Shi'ites, have been killed since
February when protests by majority Shi'ites in the Sunni-ruled Gulf
Arab kingdom started. The unrest was inspired by Arab world revolts that
ousted rulers in Egypt and Tunisia.