Bahrain military takes over main square leaving at least four dead and 60 missing
Troops took control of Manama on Thursday after riot police stormed an anti-government protest camp at dawn and fought demonstrators on the streets, killing four people in Bahrain's worst violence in decades.
Police cleared the capital's Pearl Square of mainly Shi'ite protesters demanding more say in the Sunni-ruled island kingdom.
"This is an atrocity," Abdul Jalil Khalil, a senior member of the main Shi'ite party Wefaq told Reuters. "Whoever took the decision to attack the protest was aiming to kill."
Health Minister Faisal bin Yaqoob al-Hamer said three people were killed and 231 hurt in the police operation and an opposition MP told Reuters later a fourth person had died of his wounds.