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Iran busts terrorist in western province, foils act of terror

17 April 2016 14:16


Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says the country’s security forces have arrested a terrorist who was planning to carry out acts of terror in the country.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Alavi said the terrorist was detained in the western parts of the country on Friday during an intelligence operation.

The suspect admitted that terrorist groups had sent him on a mission to carry out bombing inside Iran, but security forces managed to thwart the plot, Alavi said.

He added that the terrorist’s detention foiled plots by some countries in the region aimed at creating insecurity in Iran.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry is probing the case to clarify more details.

On February 28, Alavi said Iranian security forces had defused two terror plots in southeastern and northwestern parts of the country.

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