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Bahrain to Douse Shiite ‘Fire of Terrorism,’ Minister Says

Bahrain’s interior minister has vowed to extinguish what he termed the “fire of terrorism” as protests by Shiite Muslims in the Gulf state went on for a second week.

Acts of sabotage, including an Aug. 20 attack on power facilities that caused a blackout, will be stamped out, Al Ayyam yesterday quoted Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa as saying. The newspaper is controlled by the king’s media adviser. Since the disturbances started, youths from the majority Shiite community have been rioting and burning tires daily.