Bahrain names citizen living in Iran as suspect in foiled attacks

January 4, 2014 17:16

DUBAI - Bahrain has named a Bahraini citizen who lives in Iran as a main suspect in what it called planned "terrorist acts" and said he and his collaborators had received training and other help from Tehran.

Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet, said last Monday it had foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and explosives, some made in Iran and Syria, into the country by boat.

The Gulf Arab kingdom has been rattled by bouts of unrest since February 2011, when protests led by members of its Shi'ite majority population demanded that the Sunni ruling family give up ultimate power to an elected parliament.

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