The Bahraini military has opened machine gun fire on protesters who were trying to reach hospital, injuring hundreds, in what appears to be an attempted massacre, medics say.
The Army has prevented ambulances and medics from reaching those wounded amid massive pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, Dr. Ghasam, a resident at Salmaniyeh hospital in Manama, told Press TV on Friday.
He said that the protesters were marching to hospital in silence to visit those wounded in the previous rallies, when they were ambushed by troops waiting near the hospital.
"They did not even chant anti-government slogans, they wanted to visit those injured on Thursday," Dr. Ghasem said.
He maintained that the massacre was planned in advance.
"We need help! Our staff is entirely overwhelmed. They are shooting at people's heads. Not at the legs. People are having their brains blown out," Dr. Ghasam said.
He also compared the situation at the hospital to a war zone.
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