Bahrain announced on Thursday that it had thwarted the escape of six terrorist fugitives.
The interior ministry said that the convicts were trying to escape through a boat that was set to sail from the coastal Samaheej region.
Investigations with the detainees revealed that they were in contact with terror fugitive in Iran. The fugitive had abetted their efforts to escape arrest and later arranged for their smuggling outside the Kingdom.
A number of their accomplices have been arrested, added the ministry.
The necessary legal measures are underway to refer the detainees to the general prosecution.