Six killed in Oman protests on Sunday, hospital says

February 28, 2011 09:41

SOHAR, Oman - Six people were killed in Oman on Sunday, a government hospital said, after police opened fire with rubber bullets at protesters demanding political reform.

Earlier reports on Sunday had put the death toll at two.

The roads to Gulf state's key industrial area Sohar, home to a refinery port and aluminium factory were blocked by protesters and a supermarket was set on fire, witnesses said on Monday.

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