Bahraini policeman dies from bomb wounds in day of protest
* Policeman dies from wounds sustained in bomb blast
* Bahrain mired in conflict three years after uprising
By Farishta Saeed
MANAMA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A Bahraini policeman died on
Saturday after being wounded in a bomb explosion during protests
to mark the third anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising led by
majority Shi'ite Muslims.
The Interior Ministry said the policeman was one of four
wounded by "terrorist" blasts on Friday.
"Some villages saw rioting, vandalism and the targeting of
policemen. This required police to respond to these criminal
acts with legal means," the ministry said, adding that 26
suspected rioters and vandals had been arrested the same day.
Dozens of protesters demonstrated in different parts of the
island, throwing stones at police firing tear gas.
Bahrain, with Saudi help, crushed the demonstrations that
began on Feb. 14, 2011 inspired by Arab uprisings elswhere, but
has yet to resolve the conflict between majority Shi'ites and