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Bahrain says it foiled 'terrorist plots' to bomb two bank ATMs

February 7, 2021 at 12:51 pm

Bahraini police in the capital Manama [Sara Hassan / Al Jazeera / Flickr]

Bahrain security services foiled “terrorist plots” to bomb two ATMs belonging to a national bank, Reuters reported the interior ministry as saying on Saturday.

The bombs had been placed at the locations at different times on Wednesday morning, the ministry said in a statement, adding that a number of suspects had been arrested and the case had been referred to public prosecutors.

“The concerned security authorities in cooperation with the National Security Agency foiled two terrorist plots which aimed to blow up two ATMs belonging to one of the national banks in the al-Naim and Jidhafs areas in the Capital Governorate,” the statement said.