Security Forces Seize Large Cargo of Explosives in Eastern Iran
The Iranian security forces in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan could foil the plot of a terrorist groups to transfer 80kg of a combination of explosives, 17 pedal booby-traps, 28 pistols, 2,100 rounds, 35 mortars, tens of electronic detonators and other explosive equipment, the statement said.
A sum of 580kg of narcotics have also been seized from the terrorists, it added.
In a relevant development earlier this month, Iranian border guards in Sistan and Balouchestan confiscated a consignment of explosives which were smuggled into the country in preparation for terrorist attacks.
“Our forces in Saravan region confiscated the cargo of explosives loaded on a Toyota pick-up car,” Deputy Commander of Sistan and Balouchestan’s Border Guards Intelligence Units Mohammad Molla-Shahi said.
He noted that the outlaws escaped and left the explosives following the border guards’ ambush, and said that a Kalashnikov rifle concealed in the car’s fuel tank was also seized.
Molla-Shahi said that the outlaws who are on the run will be identified and arrested.
Sistan and Balouchestan Province borders Pakistan and Afghanistan and has a long coastline to the North of Oman Sea.