Bahrain says seizes explosives intended for use in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI – Bahrain said on Thursday it had seized explosives and bomb-making materials planned for use in Bahrain and neighboring Saudi Arabia in what it said was an attempt to use its borders as a base for attacking targets in the region. In a statement, police chief Major-General Tariq al-Hasan said the techniques used in the manufacture of the explosives bore “clear similarities” to methods used by what it called proxy groups of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC). Hasan said the seized items, including powerful explosive C4, commercial detonators, advanced circuitry, chemicals and mobile phones, “represent a significant escalation in attempts to smuggle explosives material into Bahrain”.



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