Bahraini security forces have shot dead a Shiite teenager as a group of protesters attacked police with petrol bombs near the capital Manama, the interior ministry said on Saturday.
A police unit stationed in a street in the Sunni-dominated Muharaq city "came under a terrorist attack with a large number of petrol bombs," late on Friday, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official BNA news agency.
It said security forces opened fire in defence, wounding one of the assailants who was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.
The main Shiite opposition group, Al-Wefaq, condemned the "barbaric" attack on the teenager, whom it identifed as Hussam al-Haddad, 16.
Al-Wefaq posted pictures of Haddad on its Facebook page showing his back and right arm riddled with shotgun pellets, a weapon widely used by Bahraini security forces along with tear gas to disperse Shiite protesters.
Al-Wefaq said the funeral of Haddad was take place in Muharaq later on Saturday.
There have been sporadic demonstrations in Bahrain, mostly in Shiite villages, since the Sunni-ruled Shiite-majority Gulf state launched a bloody crackdown on month-long pro-democracy protests in March last year.