Bahrain busts terrorist cells, arrests 49

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Bahrain busts terrorist cells, arrests 49
Emergency and rescue workers are seen blocking the road leading to a fire in at oil pipeline in Buri village south of Manama, Bahrain, November 10, 2017.

Police had also transferred the cases of 290 wanted persons and suspects to the public prosecutor's office

By AFP

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Published: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:18 PM

Last updated: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:20 AM

Bahraini police said on Sunday they had arrested 49 people on charges linked to terrorism, including plots to assassinate "public figures", as well as filing charges against another 290.
The government accuses Tehran of training "terrorist cells" in the island state, located between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In a statement released by Bahrain's police force on Sunday, the interior minister said law enforcement had arrested 49 "terrorist agents" and foiled attacks across the country, including planned killings of "officials and public figures".
Police had also transferred the cases of 290 wanted persons and suspects to the public prosecutor's office, the statement said.
It did not specify the dates of the arrests but said they were part of "one of the most important preventive operations", triggered by "attacks on police" and a fire at a Saudi Aramco oil pipeline in Bahrain last year.



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