Bahrain Says Foiled 'Terrorist Attack' Backed by Iran in Early 2020

2020-09-21 | Since 4 Week

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a “terrorist attack” early this year that was backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The statement confirmed earlier media reports by Akhbar al-Khaleej newspaper about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe.

“We want to make clear that this case goes back to early 2020 and it is currently being looked into by the relevant court,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Bahrain news agency (BNA).


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The statement criticized the newspaper for its “inaccurate” reporting of the case, saying it may affect the court proceedings.

It called on all media to adhere to professional standards in such reports.

It said the report created local and regional “confusion”, stressing that the security forces are committed to their duties to preserve national security.

The ministry added that Bahrain was keen for peace and security to prevail in the region.

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