Iranian Intelligence Forces Foil Terror Plot
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian intelligence ministry in a statement announced that an assassination plot hatched by a terrorist group was thwarted in Northwestern Iran.
The statement said on Wednesday that in cooperation with provincial security forces, the intelligence ministry officials have foiled a terror operation in the Southern parts of West Azerbaijan province, Northwestern Iran.
It added that the two members of the terrorist team that was planning to carry out an assassination plan were killed in clashes with the security forces on Tuesday afternoon.
It added that the team was affiliated to a terror group based in Northern Iraq.
The team was to implement a terror attack in Piranshahr, located near Iraqi borders, adding that two Kalashnikov machine guns, grenades, and other ammunition were seized from them.
In a relevant development in August, a team of outlaws and anti-revolutionary militants was dismantled by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in the Northwestern city of Makou in West Azarbaijan province.
The IRGC’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada base’s public relations department announced in a statement that 3 outlaws and members of anti-revolutionary grouplets who had crossed the Iranian borders were killed in clashes with the IRGC forces.
It added that a large number of weapons, ammunition and military equipment were seized from them.
“None of the Iranian forces were wounded in the clashes,” the statement said, warning that any threat and mischief against the country will receive a crushing response.