Protesters injured in Bahrain clashes: witnesses

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Several people were injured on Tuesday when demonstrators clashed with Bahraini security forces in the capital Manama during protests over the detention of a prominent opposition leader, eyewitnesses said.

Western-allied Bahrain has been dogged by political tensions since security forces quelled ‘Arab Spring’ protests in 2011. Bahrain’s majority Shi’ite Muslims have demanded reforms and a bigger share in government in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based.

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