Bahrain dismantles cell of 10 people plotting terror operation

Bahraini forensic police inspect the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on July 28, 2015. (File photo: AFP)

Bahrain today said that it had dismantled a 10-member cell suspected of involvement in terrorist acts, led by 31-year-old Hussein Ali Ahmed Dawood, 31.

Dawood was one of the leaders of the Saraya al-Ashtar, the terrorist armed wing of the so-called Al-Wafaa Islamic movement, and a fugitive from Bahrain, living in Iran.

He hasbeen sentenced to life imprisonment in three terrorist cases and is closely linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

In the operation to dismantle the cell, the Bahraini investigators came upon a trove of incriminating information that lso led to the seizure of explosive materials at various sites in centrally populated areas, intended to be used for bomb-making and manufacturing of explosive devices.

The authorities found large quantities of highly explosive materials, estimated at more than 127 kg, in addition to various weapons.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55