Terror Plots Foiled Before Elections

Terror Plots Foiled Before ElectionsTerror Plots Foiled Before Elections

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said his forces had defused two terrorist plots before the Friday elections with a couple of people arrested and ammunition confiscated.

Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, the minister said counter-terrorism operations were held in southeast and northwest of the country, Tasnim News Agency reported.

“One of the operations took place on February 8 when a terrorist element was identified and arrested in a southeastern border area,” he said.

The minister noted that ammunition captured during the raid includes two improvised explosive devices, explosive material and fuses, remote controls and a bomb containing magnets.

According to Alavi, in another operation, the intelligence forces identified and monitored a terrorist group that had plans to enter the country from the northwestern border.

“The four-member group was busted on February 24, namely two days before the elections,” he said. “The terrorists had six suicide vests, nine electronic fuses, some RDX explosive powder and four British-made timer sensors.”

Alavi assured the nation that there is nothing out of the Intelligence Ministry’s “radar screen”, and that the terrorist groups will not get a chance to make any move.

Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections were held in Iran on Friday.