Iran seizes large stash of explosives in eastern borders

Press TV – Iranian security forces have discovered and captured a large cache of explosives in the country’s eastern border areas.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a Monday statement that security forces in the eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan confiscated the consignment, which was due to be smuggled into the country.

The forces thwarted terrorist groups’ plots to transfer 80 kilograms of composite explosives, 17 booby traps, 28 pistols with 2,100 bullets, 35 hand grenades, tens of electronic detonators and other explosive equipment through technical and intelligence operations, the statement added.

It noted that 580 kilograms of narcotics were also seized from the terrorists.