Bahrain claims Iranian drone found

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 11:32 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says an Iranian drone has been found in the strategic Gulf kingdom that hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

The statement Wednesday gave no other details. Bahrain has repeatedly accused Shiite Iran of encouraging the more than 2-year-long uprising in Bahrain by its majority Shiites. Iran denies it has any direct role.

Iran has recently claimed advances in its technology in unmanned aircraft, including possibly re-engineering technology from a CIA spy drone captured in eastern Iran in late 2011.

There was no immediate comment from Iran or the U.S. Navy on Bahrain's claims.

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