Six killed in Oman protests on Sunday: Government hospital

Police opened fire with rubber bullets at protesters demanding reforms.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 13:20 PM IST

Sohar: Six people were killed in Oman on Sunday, a government hospital said, after police opened fire with rubber bullets at protesters demanding political reform.
Earlier reports on Sunday had put the death toll at two.
The roads to Gulf state`s key industrial area Sohar, home to a refinery port and aluminium factory, is blocked by protesters and a supermarket has been set on flames, witnesses said on Monday.

Bureau Report