A Bahraini anti-government protester wearing a national flag watches for riot police as tires burn on a street in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Bahraini authorities arrested a U.S. national and another individual accused of "attacking" police in a Shiite village, as a bomb blast Tuesday wounded two policemen in another town.Shiite villages around the capital have seen frequent protests against Bahrain's ruling Sunni dynasty since the crushing of a 2011 uprising backed by the Shiite majority, with the demonstrations often igniting clashes with security forces.Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet, remains deeply divided three years after the quashed uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on "terror" charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked.
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