Two Die in Bahrain Unrest

Bahrain's government confirmed Tuesday that a second man was killed during skirmishes between anti-government protesters and security forces that began late on Sunday. Early Tuesday, thousands of protesters gathered at the Salmaniya Medical Complex to mourn the death of a young man who died Monday from pellet wounds. Security forces intervened on protesters escorting the dead man's body from the hospital for burial, firing tear gas and more pellets into the crowds, and killing yet another man. The Associated Press reports that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa offered condolences for the deaths in a TV address on Tuesday, promising to investigate the killings and push ahead with government reforms, including loosening control of the media and Internet.