Bahrain detains ‘terrorist cell’ linked to Iran

Bahrain authorities detained six people, a seventh member of the cell had already fled to Iran. (File photo: AP)

Bahraini authorities apprehended on Wednesday a “terrorist cell” allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

According to the report, the interior ministry arrested six people adding that one of the members had fled to Iran. The cell was led by brothers Ali Fakhrawi and Mohamed Fakhrawi, the report added.

The brothers are members of a group identified by the official Bahraini news agency as “Quroob al-Basta,” which is linked to the “terrorist network which carried out” a July 28 attack in 2015, a statement said.

Ali Fakharawi had travelled to Iran in 2011 where he allegedly arranged for “logistic and financial support” for the network in Bahrain, the statement added.

This comes days after Manama expelled the Iranian envoy following the attack on the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran. The attacks came after Saudi Arabia’s execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr who was among 47 convicted terrorists.

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