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Doctor treats 'gun shot wounds' at Bahrain hospital

Bahraini security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters, witnesses and opposition activists say.

The protesters were fired on after they had gathered in the capital Manama from the funerals of demonstrators killed in a security crackdown earlier this week.

Dr Bassem Deif, an orthopaedic surgeon who is treating the wounded at Salmaniya hospital, said he has seen injuries caused by "live ammunition".

Witnesses say thousands of protesters have gathered outside the hospital.

  • 18 Feb 2011
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