Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahraini security officers were able to capture and arrest 25 individuals belonging to a terror cell. (File photo: AP)

Bahrain said on Saturday that it has uncovered what it called a terrorist cell and arrested 25 individuals so far with 16 others charged in absentia, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported.

The cell has been said to have carried out at least six operations inside the tiny island Gulf kingdom.

“The terrorist cell planned to assassinate security forces in Bahrain with coordination from Iran,” sources told Al Arabiya News Channel.

Several weapons, home-made explosive devices and munitions were also found when a security operation to arrest individuals belonging to cell were carried out.

A source told Al Arabiya English that one of the members arrested confessed that they have been receiving instructions from a leader in Germany who has been organizing their travel in and out of the country from Iran and Iraq.

Some of the operations that were planned out and executed in Bahrain by this terrorist cell involved the recent Jaw Prison break and the failed attempt by some prisoners to escape Bahrain to Iran in recent weeks,” Bahraini writer Sawsan Al Shaer told Al Arabiya.

“Some of the confessions that were extracted from members of the cells said that some of the group’s militants received training from grounds in Iraq. This poses questions to the Iraqi government on what needs to be done to ensure that these terrorist elements in Iraq do not plan further operations in Bahrain,” Al Shaer added.

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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