Iran Captures ISIL Terrorists Plotting to Blow Up University of Tehran
“The ISIL has entered Iran but our security and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have detained a large number of them,” Rezayee said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Tuesday night.
“Three months ago, this group sought to carry out suicide operations at the University of Tehran during the Friday prayers but they were arrested on their way between Hamedan and Kurdistan provinces (Western Iran). They were due to be equipped with bombs in Tehran to carry out their mission,” he added.
His remarks came after reports said on Tuesday that the Iranian security forces identified and captured members of an Iraq-based terrorist group near the Western town of Marivan in Kurdistan province.
Members of the terrorist team that, local security officials said, has been dispatched by a “group whose main base is in Northern Iraq” were captured by the security forces after they were sighted at a garden in Savoji village.
According to officials, they sought to start terrorist operations in Iran with the support of two unnamed Iranians, “but their plots were nipped in the bud”.
A number of weapons and military equipment, including three Kalashnikov weapons, 16 magazines, a large number of bullets, night goggles and cell phones were seized from the terrorists.
Also, earlier this month, the Iranian intelligence and security forces dismantled a team of 12 terrorists sent by “Saudi Arabia and certain trans-regional states to foment insecurity in Iran”.
The terrorist team which was equipped with light and semi-heavy weapons and intended to carryout sabotage acts inside Iran was disbanded in the Western bordering areas of Sardasht city through cooperation with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces.
Reports said in September that ten terrorists of the outlawed Democrat Party were also killed in armed clashes with the Iranian border guards in the Western province of Kurdistan.
The terrorists who were trying to sneak into the country through the Western Iranian borders in the village of Baneh and Khalfi in Sardasht region, sought to foment insecurity in Iran’s Kurdistan province.
Based on the latest information, 10 terrorists of the outlawed group were killed during the clashes.
Early July, the IRGC forces had also disbanded an anti-revolutionary cell in Western Iran which plotted to sneak into the country for sabotage acts, killing all its 11 members.
“An 11-member anti-revolutionary group affiliated to the outlawed Democrat Party sought to enter Iran but the intelligence officials of Kurdistan (province)’s IRGC force monitored them since the very first moment,” Commander of Kurdistan’s IRGC force Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi told FNA at the time.
Noting that the IRGC forces blocked the group’s move towards their destination and pushed them towards Kouhsalan district of Sarvabad region after 10 days of tracing, he said, “It was there that our forces killed all the 11 members of the team.”
Three local IRGC forces were also killed in clashes with the outlawed group.
IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced at the time that Kaveh Javanmard, a commander of the anti-revolutionary group, was killed in the Western parts of Iran.