Bahrain says it has arrested 116 Iran-backed “terrorists” and thwarted a number of terrorist operations, according to the country’s interior ministry.
In a statement on Saturday, the ministry said the suspected terrorists were members of a network formed and supported by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Forty-eight of those detained were trained in IRGC-run camps in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, the ministry said, adding that the detained terrorists had plotted attacks against Bahraini officials, members of the security authorities and vital oil installations in the country.
According to the ministry, 42 kilograms of explosives and weapons had been seized by security forces during raids on the hideouts of those detained.
Bahrain accuses Iran of supporting militant groups in the kingdom, a claim denied by Tehran.