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Abu Dhabi: The Bahraini Ministry of Interior has thwarted a huge terrorist plot in the Kingdom that received support and funding from fugitives in Iran, and elements of the terrorist Revolutionary Guard, local media reported.

The Bahraini newspaper, Akhbar Al Khaleej, which reported the news on Sunday, said that search and investigation operations revealed that terrorist elements in Iran had begun forming a new terrorist organisation under the name of the Qassem Soleimani Brigade.

The newspaper pointed out that the terrorist organisation had drawn up a plan to blow up a number of public and security facilities in Bahrain, in addition to monitoring a number of private guards for important figures in the Kingdom with the aim of assassinating them, in response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani.

The Bahraini Interior Ministry said in a statement: “The case goes back to the beginning of this year 2020, and is currently being heard by the court, and therefore it is not new, and the publication of the case details in an inaccurate and in this way affects its progress,

“The newspaper should take into account the correct and realistic timeframe, and in this context we call on all media to adhere to the professional standards applicable in this field.”

The Ministry added: “The press presentation of the case has caused confusion locally and regionally.”