Sectarian clashes erupt in Bahrain

HAMAD TOWN, Bahrain - Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims clashed in a town in Bahrain on Thursday, the first direct confrontation between the two sides since large scale protests erupted in the kingdom's main city two weeks ago.
Residents said a group of Shi'ites fought with a group of Sunnis and what they said were Bahrainis of Syrian extraction.
"There were about a hundred people involved," one resident said.
Police helicopters circled overhead and two ambulances rushed from the scene. Youth with sticks and batons were also leaving the area.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy