Key Member of Terror Cell Nabbed

Key Member of Terror Cell Nabbed Key Member of Terror Cell Nabbed

Security forces have arrested one of the key members of the Ansar al-Furqan terrorist group in southeastern Iran, a judicial official said.

Zahedan chief prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh told reporters on Sunday security forces dismantled a terrorist group in the Khash region of the southeastern province of Sistan- Baluchestan last week, Press TV reported. During the clashes, one terrorist was arrested, who has admitted that the group was affiliated with the Ansar al-Furqan terrorists, the official said, adding that six members of the group, including one terrorist who died of his injuries, were killed by Iranian forces.

On April 22, head of the Ansar al-Furqan group, Hesham Azizi, and two other members were killed in an operation by security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Two other members of the group were captured. A police spokesman, General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi, said on June 13 that security forces killed five members of the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in Khash.

The terrorists wanted to conduct operations inside the country, he said, noting that a large amount of ammunition was confiscated from them.

Jaish-ul-Adl has claimed responsibility for a number of criminal activities in Pakistan and Iran in recent years. On February 6, 2014, the terror group abducted 5 Iranian border guards in the Jakigour region of Sistan-Baluchestan and took them to Pakistan.

On March 23, 2014, the group said it had killed one of the hostages named Jamshid Danaeifar. The other four were freed and reunited with their families two months after abduction.