Bahrain policeman dies of burns in April attack

DUBAI- A Bahraini policeman has died from severe burns after a "terrorist" attack in April in a Shiite village close to Manama, the authorities said on Friday.
The policeman "succumbed to his injuries" on Thursday after being "sent abroad to receive treatment for his burns," the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) said.

On October 19, a 19-year-old policeman also died from injuries sustained when a home-made bomb exploded during clashes with protesters in the Shiite village of Akar.
Regular unrest and demonstrations have shaken Bahrain since it crushed Shiite-led popular protests in March last year. The minority Sunni-ruled kingdom came under strong criticism from international rights groups over the deadly crackdown.
According to the International Federation for Human Rights, a total of 80 people have been killed in Bahrain since the violence began on February 14, 2011.
More than 1,500 policemen have also been wounded in Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet and strategically situated across the Gulf from Shiite Iran, the IAA said on Friday.

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