Bahrain arrests 116 "terrorists"

(MENAFN) On Saturday, Bahrain claimed that it had arrested 116 members of a militant network made and backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guard that was plotting attacks on officials, security forces and oil installations.

"Comprehensive investigations revealed the suspected terrorists were members of a network formed and supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC)," Bahrain's interior ministry said.

Investigators found sites used by the militants to manufacture and store explosives, as well as weapons such as pistols, automatic rifles and grenades, according to a ministry statement on the official Bahrain News Agency.

"The network was planning to target Bahraini officials, members of the security authorities and vital oil installations, with the objective of disturbing public security and harming the national economy," it said.

The ministry said 48 of the 116 people arrested had received training at Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) facilities in Iran and affiliated locations in Iraq and Lebanon.

It's worth mentioning that Iran denies it is interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs.


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