Bahrain: Teenager arrested for planting fake bomb

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A Bahraini teenager was sentenced to three years by the Criminal High Court for planting a fake bomb.

The defendant along with his brother is said to have gained specialised skills in the making of fake bombs and was already accused in many cases.

The device was found in Jid Ali on May 22, 2016, after the road users alerted the Capital Police Station. The hoax bomb was made of a plastic box connected to an MP 3 gadget and was wrapped with a tape.

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His involvement in the incident was established after police found matching fingerprints. “I wanted to con police officers and cause panic in the area, therefore we made this device with my brother,” the teenage defendant said.

“We decided to plant it in Jid Ali because it is a crowded place. And the presence of device will put everything at a standstill until police officers arrive,” he added.

Prosecutors say that the device was made for a terrorist purpose.

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Source Credit: DT News

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