November 12th, 2011
04:13 PM ET

Bahrain arrests five suspects in alleged terror plot

Bahraini authorities discovered "a terror cell" and have arrested five people for allegedly planning attacks against government and diplomatic buildings as well as unidentified individuals, officials said Saturday.

The discovery of the alleged plot began when Qatari security authorities arrested four Bahrainis who entered Qatar from neighboring Saudi Arabia, said a Bahrain Ministry of Interior spokesman.

The suspects were carrying documents and a laptop "containing sensitive security information and details about some places and vital establishments in Bahrain, as well as airline bookings to Syria," the spokesman's statement said. The suspects were also carrying a "significant" amount of U.S. dollars and Iranian toman, the spokesman said.

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Filed under: Bahrain • Iran • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Syria • Terrorism
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  1. s kel

    You mean something like the terror monkeys vs the homeland security homeboys?????

    November 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    When GW Bush had the deck of cards with the terrorists faces on them I figured he wanted to play his game of Texas Hold'em.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    While he's paying them handsomly, of course...

    November 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gold Dragon (evolved dragonex)

    I heard it said that everything is big in Texas. Boy GW got the short end of that. And as he ages he gets shorter.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    Go, bahrain! Even managed to implicate both syria and iran. Lol

    November 13, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. whatisthisbestobservation?


    My Take: Keep government out of mind-reading business
    Observe the pure denial: a nonsense nation:

    Editor's Note: Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., is director of Emory University’s Center for Ethics.

    NEWTS CNN > waterboarding GOOD: "science" BAD.... FOXX...CNN... the same..........

    November 13, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @leeintula: lol.
    Twice as "nice", eh?

    November 13, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

    Talk about terrorism, what about the state terrorism currently going on in Bahrain? What gets me here is, that while everbody keeps bellyaching about Syria, the regime in Bahrain is yet ten times worse than Syria's. Since the king of Bahrain is a stooge for the right-wing thugs in Washington, the right-wing media will stay quiet on this, of course!!!

    November 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Very well put, RUFFNUTT. Thank you.

      November 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    The Syrian & Iranian connection and that too by Bahrain, the need of the hour after the failed Saudi Ambassador assasination ploy.


    November 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    well put @ Ruffnut.

    November 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lyndsie Graham

    What makes me sick is the fact that the right-wing media keeps screaming "bloody murder" over the Assad regime in Syria and their "crackdown" on dissidents while when it comes to the horrific regime in Bahrain the same media remains totally silent! How revolting this is!!!!!

    November 14, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I think it has more to do with syria's placement as crossroads of the region... Not to mention almost as many have been killed in syria as live in bahrain.. 😉

      November 14, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mort

    Yer reading it gere, aren't ya? You like the term right-wing
    Media, thugs, etc, don't cha?

    November 14, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
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