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Bahrain police prevent people reaching Shia mosque

9 November 2012 Last updated at 17:48 GMT

Bahraini police have disrupted efforts by opposition supporters to attend Friday prayers at the mosque of the leading Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassem.

Several were reportedly hurt as bird-shot and tear gas were fired to stop them reaching the village of Diraz.

Diraz, which is to the west of Manama, was also surrounded by checkpoints.

A 16-year-old boy also died on a nearby road. The authorities said he was run over by accident, but witnesses told the BBC he was being chased by police.

Karin Giannone reports.