MANAMA, -- Bhrain's High Criminal Court today sentenced three people to death and four to life in prison for their role in the terror bombings in Al-Qurrayah area.

They were among 17 defendants who were sentenced in the case. The court also jailed eight defendants to 15 years and two to 10 years. and ordered the confiscation of all materials seized in their possession, According to Bahrain News Agency.

According to the court documents, the defendants had formed and joined a dangerous terror cell that made explosive devices and firearms and used them against policemen in acts of terror in the Northern Governorate. They used the weapons to inflict heavy casualties among the public security forces and material damage in order to cause panic and spread chaos among citizens and residents.

Source: Emirates News Agency