Bahrain arrests four men over oil pipeline blast| MENAFN.COM

Thursday, 18 August 2022 02:30 GMT

Bahrain arrests four men over oil pipeline blast


(MENAFN) Four men suspected of being behind a blast that ripped through a state-run oil pipeline in November were arrested in Bahrain.

A statement by the Interior Ministry says two of those arrested received "intensive training" in Iranian Revolutionary Guard camps in Iran. Iran denies allegations it is behind Shiite insurgents in Bahrain.

Saying one of the men already faces a 15-year-sentence in another case, the government named four suspects. The men range in age from 23 to 27 years old.

No one was wounded in the explosion near the Shiite village of Buri and no militant group immediately held responsibility of the blast.

The explosion came amid years of low-level unrest in the Shiite-majority nation, which is led by a Sunni monarchy closely aligned with Iran's regional rival, Saudi Arabia.

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