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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thwarted Attack on U.S. Forces in Bahrain?

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) reports here:
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Two Bahrainis, accused of smuggling weapons into the country, planned to attack US ships and personnel at Mina Salman, say prosecutors.
They, aged 22 and 21, were arrested on April 26 - the day of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - when police allegedly seized machine guns, weapons, computer discs and other evidence from their homes in East Riffa.
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Police believe the pair had met members of a terrorist cell (Al Qaeda) abroad.

Their arrest came after National Security Agency received information that the 22-year-old unemployed man, of Jordanian origin, had intensified contacts with the cell in Iran.
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He then led police to the other - a 21-year-old junior customs officer - who possessed the smuggled weapons.

Police raided his house and found two machine guns, a pistol, bullets, knives and swords, the court heard.

They also seized several books on building missiles, rockets, weapons and explosives, and pictures of the American Base and Navy ships along with research and videos on jehad, alleged prosecutors.

During questioning, the younger defendant confessed to planning an attack on US forces at Mina Salman, said court documents.
That's effective questioning.


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