The Interior ministry said that the persons arrested revealed during investigations that Hezbollah was behind these operations. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Bahraini authorities have thwarted two operations to smuggle explosive materials from Iran, and seized two cars loaded with explosives, Bahraini Ministry of Interior said on its Twitter account on Thursday evening.

It added that the arrested persons revealed during the investigations that the terrorist Hezbollah militia was behind these operations.


The Lebanese Hezbollah sought to target Bahrain’s security in February, 2011, after the Manama authorities foiled the smuggling of a shipment of ammunition, explosives and weapons off the Bahraini coast, and then seized a terrorist cell linked to the Revolutionary Guard in the same year.

Ex-commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, admitted four years ago to the recruitment of 200,000 militants in regional countries, including Lebanon, in a frank confession confirming his country’s endeavor to destabilise the region.