Bahrain busts terror cell linked to groups in Iraq, Iran

Manama, June 8 (IANS) Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Sunday that it has busted a major terrorist cell with links to outlawed groups in Iran and Iraq.

The ministry said it has arrested a number of suspects connected to a group known as “Saraya Al Ashtar”, which is responsible for carrying out a series of terrorist attacks against policemen between 2013 and 2015.

Two fugitives aged 26 and 29, who were the commanders of the sleeper cell, are still at large in Iran, the ministry said, adding that they had recruited 12 Bahrainis for terrorist operations in the country, Xinhua reported.

It said they conspired with the partners outside Bahrain and received explosives and other support.

An investigation revealed that last year some of the members of the group travelled to Iraq and got training in handling weapons and explosives under a terrorist group called “Hezbollah Brigades”.

“Additional training included how to conduct abductions, sniper training, dismantling and installation of arms and the use of mortars, endoscopes and detonators,” the ministry said.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here