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    Bahrain Police Arrest 47 People for Plotting Terrorist Attacks

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    Bahraini police arrested 47 people suspected of plotting a number of terrorist attacks.

    MANAMA (Sputnik) — Bahraini police arrested 47 people suspected of plotting a number of terrorist attacks in the kingdom in the coming days, the country's interior ministry said Wednesday.

    "They were preparing to carry out terrorist acts to undermine security in the kingdom," the ministry's press service told RIA Novosti.

    Police discovered several hiding places with explosives and firearms and an underground workshop for explosives manufacturing during the counter-terrorism operation, the ministry said.

    According to Bahraini police, the group had close links to Iranian terrorist organizations.

    The news come amid escalated tension between Bahrain and Iran.

    On Sunday, Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry withdrew its ambassador to Iran and declared the Iranian charge d’affaires in Manama persona non grata.

    On Monday, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Khalifa accused Iran of creating training camps for terrorists and smuggling weapons and explosives into the region.

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