Terror Plot Foiled in Southern Iran

Terror Plot Foiled in Southern IranTerror Plot Foiled in Southern Iran

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced that a takfiri terrorist plot involving foreign nationals has been discovered and thwarted in the southern province of Fars.

Alavi made the announcement on Wednesday, noting that during the operations, several foreign nationals were detained and some 100 kilograms of explosives were discovered, Press TV reported.

He also said the takfiris had planned to carry out their plot during the mourning ceremonies commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam.

A takfiri is a hardliner who accuses any Muslim that does not follow their extreme interpretation of Islam as apostate punishable by death.

"Evidence shows that Iran's enemies guided the terrorists from overseas to create sectarian strife inside the country," he said, adding that they failed to carry out their plot due to the Iranian nation's vigilance.

On Tuesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps foiled an attempt by a team of counter-revolutionary terrorists to infiltrate the country via its northwestern province of Kurdestan.

Lieutenant General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi, the commander of IRGC's Kurdestan arm, made the announcement, noting that the terrorists were from the so-called Kurdistan Free Life Party, also known as PJAK.

IRGC forces engaged the gang in Golchidar area of the province's Marivan County, inflicting losses and casualties on them and forcing them to flee.

Earlier in the year, a Takfiri-Wahhabi plot to carry out attacks in Iran's major cities, including Tehran, was foiled. The Intelligence Ministry then released a video showing the security forces raiding the hideout of the terrorists in the capital.


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