Bahrain Shi'ite opposition suspends parliament role

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 09:46 GMT

MANAMA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Bahrain's Shi'ite opposition bloc Wefaq suspended its membership in parliament on Tuesday after two Shi'ite villagers were killed in clashes with police, a parliamentarian from the bloc said.

"This is the first step. We want to see dialogue," said Ibrahim Mattar, a Wefaq parliamentarian. "In the coming days, we are either going to resign from the council or continue." (Writing by Cynthia Johnston)

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