Bahrain says it has broken up a militant Shiite group backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Associated Press reported Jan. 6, 2016.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced the arrests Wednesday. It says the group received $20,000 from Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group.
The ministry says the group had links to those behind a 2015 bombing that killed two police officers and planned to carry out other bombings.
Bahrain followed the lead of its close ally Saudi Arabia in severing ties to Iran and canceling flights this week in response to protester attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.