At least one anti-government protester has been killed in Bahrain after government troops fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding an end to the Al Khalifa rule, Press TV reported.
The victim, identified as 27-year-old Seyyed Jawad Ahmad Hashem, died on Wednesday after suffering tear gas inhalation two days earlier in the eastern island city of Sitra.
Reports say scores of Bahrainis have gathered outside Ahmad Hashem's house to protest against the killing.
Protests in favour of political reform and greater freedoms in Sunni-ruled, Shi'ite majority Bahrain began on February 14.
More than 30 civilians are believed to have died in the government's subsequent crackdown while thousands others - mainly Shiites - have been detained.