Bahrain busts 'Iran-linked terrorist cell'

Bahrain busts Iran-linked terrorist cell

Dubai - The statement said the cell planned to target leading security figures and carry out attacks on oil and other vital installations.



By AFP

Published: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 3 Mar 2018, 11:12 PM

Bahrain said on Saturday it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a 'terror' cell allegedly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
An official statement on BNA said security services had in the process thwarted a number of attacks and seized large quantities of arms and explosives.
The statement said the cell planned to target leading security figures and carry out attacks on oil and other vital installations.
It accused those detained of being members of a cell formed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and said as many as 48 of those detained had received military training in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.


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