Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from Iran
Bahrain 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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21 April, 2012 Bahrain opens probe into death in protest area Bahraini opposition groups claimed Saturday that a man was killed during clashes with security forces, threatening to sharply escalate the Gulf nation's unrest as officials struggle under the world spotlight as hosts of the Formula One Grand Prix. Auth...
20 April, 2012 Bahrain protesters rally ahead of F1 weekend Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have flooded a major highway in Bahrain on the first day of the controverisal Formula One race in the Gulf kingdom.