Bahrain foils terror plots targeting two ATMs of a national bank

Abu Dhabi: Bahrain’s police in cooperation with the National Security Agency foiled two terrorist plots targeting two ATMs of a national bank in Nuaim and Jidhafs areas in the Capital Governorate, police said.

The explosive disposal teams dealt with two bombs placed in the two locations at different times on Wednesday, February 3. The two incidents have been treated as terrorism, police added.

After securing and examining the two sites and collecting evidence by the crime scene and forensic lab teams, an investigation led to the arrest of a number of suspects. The probe continues.

Initial details indicate that the two operations were implemented by distribution of roles among the suspects, while some of them carried out the planning part.

Legal proceedings were taken by the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science to refer the case to the Public Prosecution.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf, praised the efforts of the Bahraini security authorities, as they managed to thwart the two terrorist operations.

Al Hajraf affirmed that the GCC stands by Bahrain and supports all the measures it takes to preserve its security, stability, and the safety of its citizens.

(This story has been published from Gulf News rss feed, without modifications to the text.)