VIDEO: Iran Special Forces Foil Terrorists’ Plots to Stage Attacks in Tehran
The video, released on Wednesday, shows the forces amassing at the entrance of a residence before scaling its walls and apprehending one of the elements in his sleep.
It also features the footage of a Peugeot 405, apparently wired and laden with explosives for a bombing attack.
On Tuesday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi briefed reporters on the recent swoop, saying as many as 10 terrorists were apprehended from June 14 to 20 in Tehran and three border and central provinces.
“Currently, the terrorists are being investigated, while follow-up all-out intelligence and operational activities are simultaneously underway both inside and outside the country.”
Alavi said the militants were planning remote control explosions, suicide bombings, and car bombings against bustling areas.
“They had identified 50 targets for explosive attacks and had prepared the devices needed for some of the targets, while either preparing or receiving the rest,” he said.
The minister said some 100 kilograms of explosives and bomb-making materials have so far been seized. Security forces also intercepted two tons of explosives during “complex and covert intelligence operations” before they could reach the attackers.
The minister urged the public to notify the ministry’s press office of any suspicious activities via the (021) 311 emergency hotline.
On Monday, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry released a statement about the foiled bombing plots by Takfiri-Wahabi groups.
The intelligence minister also announced in May that 20 terrorist cells that had planned to detonate bombs and cause insecurity across the country had been dismantled.
Wahhabism is the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia and freely preached by clerics in the Arab country. It also forms the ideology of Daesh, which has claimed responsibility for scores of deadly attacks throughout the world, mainly in Iraq and Syria.