Bahrain jails 7 over oil pipeline blast

Five of the defendants were handed life sentences, one was given 10 years behind bars and another five years. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Bahrain jails 7 over oil pipeline blast

  • Five of the defendants were handed life sentences, one was given 10 years behind bars and another five years
  • The charges included forming a "terrorist group" and "training in the use of weapons and explosives"

DUBAI: A Bahrain court sentenced seven citizens to prison terms Monday, stripping six of their nationality after finding the group guilty of attacking an oil pipeline last year.
According to the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA), five of the defendants were handed life sentences, one was given 10 years behind bars and another five years.
The charges included forming a "terrorist group" and "training in the use of weapons and explosives", BNA said.
The November 2017 blast cut off the pipeline linking Bahrain's Bapco refinery with oil giant Aramco's main pumping station in neighbouring Saudi Arabia's Dhahran province.
Manama in February accused Iran of training and arming at least two of those involved in the explosion.


Car bomb hits Damascus: Syrian state media

Updated 33 min 22 sec ago
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Car bomb hits Damascus: Syrian state media

BEIRUT: A car bomb exploded in the Al-Adawi neighbourhood of Syria’s capital Damascus on Thursday causing damage but no casualties, state media said.
Syrian state news agency SANA called it a “terrorist explosion” and gave no further details.