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The Interior Ministry has ordered Bahrainis who are "currently in conflict zones ... on the pretext of jihad" to "return to the country within two weeks" or face terrorism charges and the possible loss of citizenship. Security forces seized a number of ready-to-use Molotov cocktails at an apartment in Sanabis. The US Navy plans to step up operations in Bahrain and add new littoral combat ships. The "seat of the pants" style of US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski was criticized in a US State Department report.
The Interior Ministry said that a remotely detonated bomb planted by terrorists in Daih killed three policemen. Another bomb was defused, and two more detonated without causing injuries.
Authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and weapons into the country by boat, including anti-personnel and armor-piercing explosives, "50 Iranian-made hand bombs," and 295 apparently Syrian-made commercial detonators. They also arrested 13 people trying to flee by boat, and dismantled a car bomb in Al-Houra. Five men were sentenced to 15 years in prison for bomb attacks. The Interior Minister said security would be beefed up after the recent discovery of four terrorist plots.
Two men were sentenced to life in prison for a car bomb attack near a Sunni mosque in July; two other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison. The government said the defendants, who were also convicted of setting up a terrorist organization, had tried to inflame sectarian tensions.
A car bomb injured four policemen in a Shia village near Manama last week. Police recently clashed with February 14 Coalition protesters in Shia villages near the capital.
A car bomb detonated outside the capital of Manama, and a policeman was hurt by a firebomb. Authorities seized a large cache of Molotov cocktails and homemade weapons in Bilad Al Qadeem. The government is stepping up measures to reduce violence and prevent terrorism, and will begin regulating websites tied to international terrorist organizations, including websites run by al Qaeda and its affiliates as well as Hezbollah.
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police on the second anniversary of the intervention by a Saudi force that had helped crush a previous uprising. The state news agency reported the clashes as "acts of terrorism committed by saboteurs for the purpose of intimidating and jeopardizing the lives of citizens."