A youth in Bahrain has died in clashes with police at a Shia village near the capital Manama, according to the country’s main Shia opposition bloc, al-Wefaq.
Witnesses said the fighting broke out on Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony to mark the death of Ali Faisal al-Akrawi, a Shia killed in an explosion on May 16.
“Mahmud Mohsen succumbed to his wounds after being hit by buckshot on Wednesday in Sitra,” al-Wefaq said on Twitter.
Police were notified that a dead person was admitted to a clinic in Sitra, the interior ministry said, adding that an investigation was under way.
Attacks on the security forces have intensified in the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom, mainly in Shia-populated villages surrounding the capital.
Scores of Shias have been jailed on “terror” charges and reconciliation talks have stalled.
Clashes also broke out between anti-government protesters and riot police during al-Akrawi’s funeral on May 18.