FNA- Security forces in the Northwestern province of West Azarbaijan arrested members of a terrorist team who plotted to conduct sabotage acts and assassinations in Iran.
“(The members of) a group which aimed to carry out sabotage operations in the province (West Azarbaijan) and assassinate at least 10 figures were arrested by the security forces,” Commander of West Azarbaijan province’s Law Enforcement Police Brigadier General Nasser Aslani said on Sunday evening.
In relevant remarks last Wednesday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi announced that the country’s security forces had disbanded hundreds of terrorist teams in the past few years.
“Fortunately, due to the vigilance and efforts of the Iranian security forces, 300 terrorist teams which intended to foment unrests, plant bombs and conduct terrorist acts have been identified and disbanded,” Alavi said, addressing a large number of people in the Northwestern city of Maraqeh.
He underlined that despite the fact that the region is in critical conditions, the Iranian military and security forces are always vigilant and ready to confront threats.
Alavi announced last December that his forces had disbanded tens of terrorist teams.
“The enemies want to challenge security in the country,” Alavi said, addressing a meeting in Alborz province near Tehran.
He stressed the need for the Iranian security forces to keep vigilant against enemies’ plots, and said, “Over 120 terrorist teams which sought to carry out sabotage acts in Iran have been disbanded.”
Also, earlier this month, the Iranian border guards repulsed a terrorist attack against a watchtower in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan after heavy clashes with the militants.
The public relations department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force’s Quds Base announced in a statement that a terrorist team attacked a Law Enforcement Police Force’s watchtower in Mirjaveh region early April 17 from Pakistan to seize its control but they were pushed back by the border guards.
It added that during the clashes, three terrorists were killed and a number of others were wounded or fled the scene.
Meantime, Deputy Border Guards Commander of Sistan and Balouchestan province for Social Affairs Major Abolhassan Ziyayee said that 2 Iranian border guards and 2 Basiji (volunteer) forces were martyred during the clashes with the terrorists.