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Arms Depot of Terror Group Uncovered

Arms Depot of Terror Group UncoveredArms Depot of Terror Group Uncovered

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said security forces dealt a heavy blow to a terrorist outfit in possession of "a very large" arms cache.

"Yesterday we dealt a blow to a terrorist team, which had a very large cache of arms and ammunition in its possession," Alavi told reporters Monday, according to Press TV.

The security forces were in full command of the situation, he said, and emphasized that their efforts minimized the possibility of any move by terrorist organizations and groups.

He assured the people that operations to counter terrorism are not limited to a timeframe.

After the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran in early June, Iran increased its counterterrorism operations across the country.

On June 7, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on the parliament and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, killing 18 people and injuring over 50 others.

 The self-styled Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.

  Dozens of Detentions 

The chief prosecutor of the western province of Kermanshah, Nemat Sadeqi, said on Sunday that security forces rounded up over 50 elements linked to terrorist groups in the province after terrorist attacks in Tehran.

“A considerable amount of explosive belts, electronic detonators and weapons were confiscated from the detainees.”

The Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that security forces had managed to identify and arrest IS-linked terrorists planning to carry out terrorist acts in provinces deep inside the country as well as religious cities.

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps also said on Friday it had disbanded a terrorist group in the western province of Kordestan.

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