Bahrain discovers terrorist cell of 54 members

Bahrain discovers terrorist cell of 54 members

MANAMA, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — Bahrain’s public prosecution announced on Saturday the discovery of a terrorist cell of 54 members, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi said that 25 members of the cell who had carried out acts of terror had been arrested and that the investigations by the public prosecution were ongoing.

The investigations revealed that the movements of the terrorists to other countries were coordinated by one of the cell leaders based in Germany, he said, adding that the cell leader also made arrangements for several members to go to Iran and Iraq for explosives and firearms training ahead of carrying out their terrorist crimes in Bahrain.

The leaders and members of the cell had prepared and made plans for a number of terrorist crimes in order to disrupt public order and endanger the safety of the kingdom, Al Hammadi added.

Investigations revealed that the defendants were linked with a series of the seizure of machine guns and explosive devices in the Nabih Salih area late last year, the jailbreak on Jan. 1, the attack of police patrol that injured one police personnel on Jan. 14 and the assassination of a police officer on Jan. 28.

Investigations also revealed that one of the organization leaders, currently in Iran, was continuing his criminal and terrorist activities and plots against Bahrain, Al Hammadi added.

Bahrain has been accusing Iran of standing behind its instability to achieve its regional expanding goals, such accusations denied by Iran. (PNA/Xinhua)

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