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Iran Arrests More Terrorists Linked to Tehran Wednesday Attack

9 June 2017 17:21

 

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry in a statement announced on Friday that its forces have identified and arrested several other terrorists in connection with the Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran.

“Security forces in close cooperation with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) and police forces have managed to identify other members of the terrorist groups who conducted the Tehran attacks on Wednesday and captured them denying terrorists the chance to take further actions,” the intelligence ministry said.

It noted that in these operations a large number of weapons, explosive devices, suicide vests, communication equipment and forged documents were seized from the terrorists’ hideouts.

“Some of the terrorists’ hideouts in Northwestern Iran have also been identified and busted by the security forces,” it added.

The ministry noted that the security forces tipped off by the people have arrested 41 ISIL terrorists in Kermanshah, Kordestan, Western Azarbaijan and Tehran provinces.

It said that different equipment and documents were seized from the terrorists.

Three unknown male assailants attacked the parliament building in Iranian capital, killing and wounding scores of people in the hallway on Wednesday morning. Also, another group of terrorists raided the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, South of the Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing and wounding tens of people in a bomb attack and a shooting spree.

The Iranian security and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces killed four terrorists and captured one of them, bringing the situation under control after several hours of clashes in the evening.

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