Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say. A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said. It did not divulge how many prisoners had escaped but the numbers are believed to be in the teens.
Demonstrations were staged in the Bahrain capital
Sporadic unrest has hit Bahrain since protests in February 2011 demanded an end to discrimination of the Shia majority by the Sunni Muslim rulers. At the time, demonstrators occupied Manama's Pearl Roundabout to press for more democracy.
The protesters were driven out by security forces in March 2011, after the king brought in troops from a number of neighbouring...