There was something odd about Friday’s night’s explosion of an oil pipeline belonging to Bahrain’s state-run oil company BAPCO, which local authorities initially said was the result of an accident: as we said, the giant fireball had all the hallmarks of either sabotage or a terrorist event, the only question is whether it was real or staged, and who would ultimately be blamed for it.
— Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji) November 10, 2017
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We didn’t have long to wait for the answer: on Saturday Bahrain government claimed the blast was a “terorrist act” directed by Iran.
In a statement on Twitter, the Bahrain Ministry of Interior said that “evidence gathered by the inspection team confirms that this was an intentional act undertaken by terrorists intending to undermine the security of the Kingdom” with Bahrain’s interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, adding that the blast was “the latest example of a terrorist act performed by terrorists in direct contact with & under instruction from, Iran.“