TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “A terrorist group linked to Daesh and intended to carry out terrorist attacks in religious provinces in Iran has been identified and arrested by the country’s security forces before making any move. Weapons of the terrorist groups were also seized,” the ministry said in a statement.
A number of war weapons belonging to the group was also confiscated, the report noted.
Terrorist intended to transfer the items as home appliances to Iran.
10 individuals leading the group from abroad as well as 17 other members of the groups were arrested in Iran.
According to the Ministry, five terrorists were designated as would-be perpetrators of acts of terror in Iran while the others were in charge of procurement and providing support.
The statement came after Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Sunday that the body had smashed a terrorist outfit in a northwestern Iranian border area.
“A terrorist team which sought to enter the country with the purpose of conducting acts of sabotage and terror was dismantled by the IRGC’s Ground Force in a border area in [the Iranian province of] West Azarbaijan,” Pakpour said.
Iran has arrested dozens of terrorists since twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital, Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.
On June 7, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.