Bahrain hackers post threats on foreign minister's Twitter

"The Ministry affirms that it is now working on restoring the account after the hacking incident from this terrorist group, that fears hearing the truth in the Minister's tweets which often exposes their terrorist nature".

The hackers of Saraya Al-Mukhtar, a group formed in 2013 to counter the Al Khalifa regime of Bahrain, took control of Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa's official twitter account for a few hours on Saturday.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was also targeted during the "fake news" firestorm, cited by the allegedly compromised Twitter account as ordering the removal of ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE in response to their plotting against Qatar.

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry issued a statement Saturday afternoon acknowledging Al Khalifa's Twitter account had been taken over by "terrorists".

Among the videos and photos posed on the twitter account are those of slain pro-democracy demonstrators in Bahrain, as well as civilians killed in the Saudi war on Yemen.


The hackers used the minister's account to retweet postings from another account identified as Numour Al-Huriya (Tigers of Liberty), which appears to be that of Shiite militants. Authorities have also dissolved the kingdom's last major opposition political movement.

The authorities have jailed several opposition leaders on charges of inciting violence but human rights groups say the mainstream opposition has remained peaceful.

The tiny but strategic country of Bahrain hosts the US Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. Bahrain is part of a coalition of Sunni Arab nations in the Gulf supporting that campaign.

Manama has responded to the protests with lethal force, which has drawn global criticism.

The pictures were captioned: "What the petrodollar media doesn't show you", a reference to the satellite television channels funded by neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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