The US base in Bahrain was among the targets of a terror cell linked to Iran that was plotting attacks against Bahrain’s security and stability.
“The terrorist cell was trained to target important figures and high-ranking officials, bomb a security convoy and attack the US base in Bahrain,” Bahraini Interior Ministry Undersecretary Major-General Tariq Al-Hassan told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday.
Al-Hassan said the cell had started to monitor the US base and closely document the movements of soldiers and vehicles.
“The US side is informed about the plan,” the general said.
On Sunday, Bahrain said it had dismantled an Iranian-linked “terrorist cell” suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a police bus on February 26 and plotting to assassinate senior officials.