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  • Description:   Bloodshed www.timesofearth.com Manama - Witnesses in Bahrain's capital, Manama, say security forces have killed two protesters after storming a pro-democracy camp at the main square. Security forces fired tear gas Wednesday to disperse the protesters camping at Pearl Square. CNN reports that gunfire was heard during the clashes, which have injured several people. Wednesday's clashes come a day after street battles between police and activists killed at least two people and wounded hundreds of others. The government has declared a state of emergency to try to end the uprising. Medical officials say police killed one man in the town of Sitra, while the government says a member of the security forces was run over and killed by a protester driving a car in another area. Bahraini state television said Tuesday King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ordered the commander of the armed forces to take "appropriate measures" to safeguard the nation against protesters whom he accused of "terrorizing" the population. The king gave permission Monday for about 1000 Saudi soldiers and 500 United Arab Emirates police to protect Bahraini government buildings. Thousands of protesters marched outside the Saudi embassy in Manama, calling the military presence an "occupation." In Cairo, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she telephoned Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal to urge him to push for a dialogue in Bahrain. Clinton said a credible political settlement is the only durable solution ...
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