Bahrain dismantles terror cell, seven arrested

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Bahrain dismantles terror cell, seven arrested

Manama - The leader of the cell is condemned to life imprisonment in three terror-related cases.


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Published: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 8:04 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 10:48 AM

The Bahraini authorities have arrested seven people linked with terrorism.

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Thursday that those arrested were part of a 10-person cell suspected of carrying out terrorist activities. It explained the cell is led by Hussain Ali Ahmed Dawood, who is believed to be in Iran and who is a leader in the Ashtar Brigade, which has claimed past bombings and attacks in Bahrain.

Dawood, condemned to a life imprisonment term in three terrorism-related cases and 15 years in prison in another case, is linked with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to the statement, carried by Bahrain New Agency.

Investigation research is ongoing to arrest the remaining fugitives as part of the continued counter-terrorism efforts aimed at ensuring peace and security for citizens and residents alike, added the statement.

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