'Saudi Arabia sending troops to Bahrain'
A political analyst say Saudi Arabia is sending troops to help crack down on pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.
Saudi Arabia is sending troops to Bahrain to help King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa crack down on pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets in the capital Manama, a political analyst says.
He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
Bahraini police have been using tear gas and batons to disperse the pro-democracy protesters in the Bahraini capital.
Three protesters were shot dead by police in the Shia village of Daih, which is located in the suburbs of Manama.
The latest fatalities came as the protesters were participating in the funeral ceremony of another protester who lost his life on Monday.
His death prompted the opposition to call for massive participation in the funeral and to urge Bahrainis to escalate the pro-democracy protests.
Security forces have been deployed in force along the main routes into Manama in an effort to prevent a gathering that had been inspired by similar online initiatives around the Arab world.