Bahraini Police Raid House of Top Shiite Cleric

November 25, 2014 11:47 AM

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Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group says security forces have raided the home of the country's most prominent Shiite cleric in a move that could exacerbate sectarian tensions in the island nation.

Opposition bloc al-Wefaq criticized the search of Sheikh Isa Qassim's house in the mostly Shiite village of Diraz as a "provocative and irrational step."

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