Jun 28 2012
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Bahrain says major terror plot foiled
Thursday, Jun 28, 2012
Manama: Bahraini security forces are searching for three suspects believed to be planning “terror” attacks in the kingdom and harbouring materials used to make explosives, media reports said on Thursday.
Bahraini security forces had “identified three suspects believed to be involved in these terror activities... for whom there is a search operation underway,” public security chief Tareq Hasan told reporters in Manama late Wednesday, according to the state news agency BNA. Bahrain’s security chief said that a major terror plot has been foiled with the discovery of bomb-making workshops.
“We have seized five tonnes of explosive materials and 110 litres of chemicals after raiding buildings used as bomb factories,” Major General Tariq Al Hassan, Public Security chief, said.
The dangerous substances could have caused massive destruction, deaths and damage, he said.
“The evidence seized by the police indicates that those behind the schemes are terrorists who have received advanced training and given logistical support,” Al Hassan told the media.
Three of the suspects reportedly involved in the terror activity have been identified, he said.
By Habib Toumi Bureau Chief
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