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Terror Cell Targeting Bahrain Busted
07 : 56 PM - 12/11/2011
Manama-NOV 12 (BNA) A terror cell plotting to orchestrate a campaign targeting vital facilities across Bahrain has been busted. The interior Ministry today released details about the five –strong cell, which was planning to carry out terror attacks against vital establishments and individuals in the Kingdom.



The Qatari security authority officially called its Bahraini counterpart about the arrest of four Bahrainis who had entered Qatar through Saudi Arabia. The concerned Qatari authority found in the possession of the suspects documents and a laptop containing sensitive security information and details about some places and vital establishments in Bahrain, as well as airline bookings to Syria. Significant cash amounts in US dollars and Iranian Toman were also found on them. The Qatari Security Authority questioned the suspects and enquiries in Qatar revealed that the suspects had illegally left Bahrain after being incited by others to head to Iran, passing through Qatar and Syria, to establish a group that carries out armed terrorist operations in Bahrain against vital establishments and individuals. After co-ordination with Qatari security forces and as part of co-ordination between brotherly GCC countries and as part of the framework of security co-ordination agreements and exchange of information, Bahrain's authorities received the four suspects on 4 November 2011 with charges of planning terror crimes. Legal procedures have been taken against the suspects and physical evidence has been confiscated. Investigations were immediately launched by concerned investigation bodies. Enquiries to-date have confirmed that the suspects were targeting the King Fahd Causeway, Ministry of Interior building, kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy and individuals. The four suspects also provided details about fifth individual, who is in Bahrain, and he was arrested and the five suspects referred to the Public Prosecutor.
The Ministry of Interior expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Qatari security authorities for their efforts and co-operation, which shows the integration between GCC security authorities. AHN
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