Bahrain shoots dead three fugitives

 10 Feb 2017 - 0:23


DUBAI: Bahrain said  yesterday its forces had killed three men and captured seven during a gun battle at sea as they tried to flee to Iran, linking most of the men to a deadly prison break last month. Black clad commandos in masks traded gunfire with the men as they sped away from the island kingdom on a small boat, according to footage broadcast at a police press conference. Two men were wounded among the seven suspects captured, who police chief Tariq al-Hassan said were involved in an array of militant activities including bomb-making and killing policemen. Security forces spotted the boat leaving a Bahraini port but it did not comply with police orders to stop, Hassan said.