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Iran denies involvement in Bahrain pipeline attack

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has denied allegations it was behind a militant attack on a pipeline outside Bahrain's capital.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by the state-run IRNA agency today as rejecting the "baseless and fake claims" and "childish finger-pointing" from Bahraini authorities.

has been combatting a low-level insurgency since the Sunni monarchy quashed a 2011 Arab Spring uprising led by majority Shiites.

Bahrain's interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, said yesterday's blast was "the latest example of a terrorist act performed by terrorists in direct contact with and under instruction from "

tensions have intensified in recent days after Sunni-led blamed Shiite for a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels that was intercepted near Riyadh. Iran has denied any involvement.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 13:07 IST