Iran arrests at least five across country over terror plots: Minister

The Iranian intelligence minister says at least five people who had planned terror attacks have been arrested across the country.

Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday that those arrested had been affiliated with terrorist groups and intended to carry out their plots during the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny) (June 24, 26, 28) and International Quds Day (July 1), but “they were identified and arrested one after another in different cities.”

“These groups are mostly linked to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group,” he added.

Based on information obtained from the terrorists, a number of agents and their associates were identified and will be arrested, Alavi said, noting that the terrorists will not be allowed to deal “the least harm” to the county’s security and people.

Several houses used for making bombs and combining explosives were identified and people regarding the case were detained, he emphasized.

Iranian forces have recently engaged in clashes with terror groups, thwarting their terrorist activities on the frontier and within the country, arresting several of them and confiscating large amounts of explosives and bomb-making materials.

Last month, Alavi said as many as 10 terrorists were apprehended from June 14 to 20 in the capital, Tehran, and three border and central provinces.

The militants were planning remote control explosions, suicide bombings, and car bombings against bustling areas, he said, adding that the terrorists had identified 50 targets for their attacks.

By Press TV