Terrorist Cell in Bahrain Planned U.S. Base Attack

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Obaid Al-Suhaymi - On Sunday, Bahrain said it had dismantled an Iranian-linked terrorist cell suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a police bus on Feb. 26. "The terrorist cell was trained to target important figures and high-ranking officials, bomb a security convoy and attack the U.S. base in Bahrain," Bahraini Interior Ministry Undersecretary Maj.-Gen. Tariq Al-Hassan said Monday. He said the cell had started to monitor the U.S. base and closely document the movements of soldiers and vehicles. Al-Hassan said, "Members of the terrorist cell made 66 visits to Iran." The cell works under the supervision and leadership of Bahraini terrorist members currently present in Iran, who have strong ties with Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Fourteen individuals had been arrested, 11 of whom are suspected of receiving overseas military training under the supervision of the Revolutionary Guards and Hizbullah in Iraq.

2017-03-29 00:00:00

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