AL MANAMA, 30th December, 2015 (WAM) — Bahrain’s High Criminal Court has sentenced 29 people to jail terms ranging from five to 25 years and revoked the citizenship of two defendants for targeting and intending to kill policemen in 2014.

The Bahrain News Agency, BNA, today quoted Terror Crime Prosecution Chief Attorney-General, Ahmed Al-Hamadi, as saying that the High Criminal Court issued its ruling on the defendants in the case for attempting to kill on-duty police officers, detonating an explosive device, using and possessing weapons and explosives for terrorist purposes, and for training for and providing training on the use of weapons and explosives to commit terrorist crimes.

The BNA also said that the incident was uncovered following a complaint about a group of unidentified people carrying out riots and public disorder on 29th December, 2014.

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