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IRGC Tracing Terrorists behind Chabahar Attack

 Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced on Wednesday that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has found clues about the terrorists behind the December 6 suicide attack in the Southeastern city of Chabahar.

“The IRGC is responsible for the security of this region (Chabahar) and it has traced the culprits behind the incident with serious efforts and these elements will be confronted,” Rahmani Fazli told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

Meantime, Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said that the legislative body is also pursuing the terrorist attack in Chabahar, adding that a large number of members of the terrorist grouplet behind the suicide blast have been captured.

He added that “good clues” have been found about the terrorist attack.

The last Thursday terrorist attack in Chabahar in Sistan and Balouchestan province killed at least 2 and wounded tens of others.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari stated that ten terrorists linked to the Thursday terrorist attack in Chabahar were arrested so far.

Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the suicide blast near a police station.

Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Public Relations Department and Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif warned supporters of the terrorist group responsible for the Thursday attack in Chabahar city of the IRGC’s crushing response.

“Most terrorist grouplets are linked to foreign security services of countries like Saudi Arabia and they always attempt to foment insecurity at our bordering areas,” General Sharif said on Thursday.

In June 2017, the IRGC Ground Force killed the ringleader of Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group, Jalil Qanbar Zehi, in clashes in the heights of Qasr-e Qand region, Southeastern Iran.

IRGC’s public relations office announced in a statement at the time that the IRGC Ground Force destroyed a Takfiri terrorist team in Qasr-e Qand in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

Several terrorists were killed and wounded in clashes with the IRGC forces in Qasr-e Qand region, including the ringleader of Ansar al-Forqan, it added.

The statement said that after being tipped off about the presence of a Takfiri terrorist group in Qasr-e Qand region, several units of IRGC ground troops were dispatched to the scene and attacked the terrorists.

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