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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – Bahrain’s Interior Minister says 14 people have been arrested for plotting attacks in the Bahraini capital Manama during a national holiday.

Sheik Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa says those arrested received training in Syria on making explosives.

Saturday’s statement said the attack was set for Dec. 17, a national holiday, and the planned targets included commercial streets, the diplomatic district and night clubs in Manama. He added that two Bahrainis residing in London are believed to be the cell’s leaders, but declined elaborate further.