Bahrain jails four people for car bomb outside mosque

A Bahraini court sentenced two men to life in prison for a car bomb attack outside a mosque.

Bahrain jails four people for car bomb outside mosque

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Bahraini court sentenced two men to life in prison and two others to 15 years for a car bomb attack outside a mosque in July, state news agency BNA said on Sunday.

Several vehicles were destroyed but no one was hurt in the explosion outside a mosque in al-Riffa, south of the capital Manama, where some members of the royal family live.

Government officials said at the time the attack, which took place during evening prayers in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was an attempt to inflame sectarian tensions.

Among other charges, the defendants were convicted of setting up and joining an organisation "that uses terrorism as a means to achieve its aims", setting off an explosion to terrorise innocent people, stealing cars and training to make explosives, BNA said.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2013, 16:27
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