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Bahrain Youth Killed During Rally


Anti-government protesters chant slogans behind makeshift barriers in the western Shi'ite village of Malkiya, Bahrain, October 6, 2011.

Anti-government protesters chant slogans behind makeshift barriers in the western Shi'ite village of Malkiya, Bahrain, October 6, 2011.

Police in Bahrain are investigating the death of a teenager who was killed during an anti-government rally.

A government statement says the youth, identified as Ahmed Jaber, died late Thursday during violent clashes at a rally in the country's north.

Opposition and human rights groups say he died when a shot from a police pellet gun entered either his heart or lungs.

The government says it is investigating the case.

At least 30 people have died since Bahrain's Shi'ite-led majority began protesting to seek more political rights from the ruling Sunni monarchy.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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