Iran Security Forces Foil IS Bombing Plot

Iran Security Forces Foil IS Bombing PlotIran Security Forces Foil IS Bombing Plot

Iran's security forces have confiscated nearly two tons of explosives from terrorists linked to the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group in the city of Garmsar, southeast of the capital Tehran, a security official announced.

The deputy intelligence minister for strategic studies on national security said on Tuesday that the terrorists had planned to use the explosives to carry out bomb attacks on at least 10 locations across the country, Press TV reported. The official added that the terrorists planned to carry out their vicious acts after the arrival in Iran of the ringleader of IS military branch in the country.

The official did not mention the date of the confiscation of the explosives, but said it was the outcome of people's cooperation, because the intelligence and security operation began following a telephone call by a member of the public.

Back in June, the Intelligence Ministry reported thwarting a "takfiri-Wahhabi" plot to stage attacks in Iran's major cities, including Tehran.

It also released a video showing security forces raiding the hideout of terrorists in the capital. Iranian forces have recently engaged in clashes with terror groups, thwarting their terrorist activities on the border and inside the country, arresting several of them and confiscating large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials.

Security forces arrested members of an Iraq-based terrorist outfit, comprising two terrorists and their two accomplices, in a village near the Iranian city of Marivan in the western province of Kurdestan on September 16 and 18, before they could find an opportunity to conduct any acts of terror.

The Iranian forces found a number of weapons and ammunitions in their hideout.

On September 20, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps forces arrested two terrorists of Pakistani nationality in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

According to a statement by IRGC, the terrorists were funded by Saudi Arabia and had received intelligence assistance from spy agencies of enemy states.


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