Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from Iran

Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012Bahrain said it detained two men accused of trying to smuggle weapons from Iran, with which the small Gulf kingdom has strained relations. Machine guns, ammunition and C4 explosives were found after the boat was seized off Bahrain last week, the interior ministry said in a statement late Saturday. It said its investigation and questioning of the pair revealed that one of them was trained in Iran in August 2013 and "underwent intensive training in making and using explosives".


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