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Bahrain Says It Dismantled Terrorist Cell

Bahraini riot police enter a house during a raid to arrest suspected protesters involved in clashes (file photo).
Bahrain's Interior Ministry says it has dismantled an alleged terrorist cell following widespread clashes in the Gulf nation during protests marking the second anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising.

The ministry said in a statement Sunday it has arrested eight members of a suspected terrorist network who have received training and financial support from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.

Bahrain's Sunni-ruled kingdom has frequently accused Shi'ite power Iran and its allies of aiding the uprising of Bahrain's majority Shi'ites. Iran denies the charges.