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Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police on the second anniversary of the intervention by a Saudi force that had helped crush a previous uprising. The state news agency reported the clashes as "acts of terrorism committed by saboteurs for the purpose of intimidating and jeopardizing the lives of citizens."
The head of public security said Iran's Revolutionary Guards were responsible for setting up a terrorist cell in Bahrain. The cell allegedly planned to assassinate public figures and attack government buildings, but was broken up and its members arrested on Feb. 17.
Security forces broke up a terrorist cell. Eight nationals with links to Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon were arrested.
Violent protests continued into a second day and killed a policeman. Thousands of protesters blocked off a major road.
Protesters demonstrated on the second anniversary of an uprising that demanded democratic reforms. One teenager was killed and dozens wounded as police fired tear gas and protesters threw firebombs.
Opposition groups said they are willing to open dialogue with the government over the country's long-running political crisis. Bahrain's Sunni leadership has clashed with Shiite opposition groups since February 2011.
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police after authorities denied a request for an opposition rally. Police blocked roads and used tear gas and stun grenades.
A court confirmed life sentences for 13 dissidents for their part in anti-government protests in 2011. The 13 were among 20 opposition leaders and activists convicted by a military court for plotting to overthrow the state.
Paramilitary National Guard units deployed into new areas around the country, stepping up efforts to suppress political unrest. The guards would be patrolling in "strategic locations" where arson attacks and clashes with opposition demonstrators had occurred.
Five bombs explored in two areas of the capital of Manama, killing two foreign workers. The government and activists accused each other of setting off the blasts.
Riot police broke up anti-government demonstrations. The government had banned all public gatherings earlier in the week.
Bahrain's government banned all protests and threatened legal action against opposition groups. Bahrain's Shiite majority population has been demonstrating for more political rights from a ruling Sunni minority.