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Two men were sentenced to life in prison for a car bomb attack near a Sunni mosque in July; two other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison. The government said the defendants, who were also convicted of setting up a terrorist organization, had tried to inflame sectarian tensions.
A car bomb injured four policemen in a Shia village near Manama last week. Police recently clashed with February 14 Coalition protesters in Shia villages near the capital.
A car bomb detonated outside the capital of Manama, and a policeman was hurt by a firebomb. Authorities seized a large cache of Molotov cocktails and homemade weapons in Bilad Al Qadeem. The government is stepping up measures to reduce violence and prevent terrorism, and will begin regulating websites tied to international terrorist organizations, including websites run by al Qaeda and its affiliates as well as Hezbollah.
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.