Bahrain's King Hamad on Tuesday declared a three-month state of emergency, a day after a Saudi-led military force entered the kingdom to help put down Shiite protests. "Due to the ongoing circumstances in Bahrain...King Hamad has announced a state of national emergency as of Tuesday for three months," state television said.
According to AFP, the monarch had instructed the commander of the armed forces to restore order using the army, police forces, units of the National Guard and "any other force" if necessary, said the statement.
Meanwhile, a member of Bahrain's security forces died on Tuesday in clashes with thousands of protesters, the information ministry said. “A member of the security forces passed away in Maameer this evening when he was deliberately run over by one of the rioters,” Bahrain's Ministry of Information said.