IRGC Dismantles Terror Group Planning Sabotage Attacks
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) disbanded a terrorist group in the country’s Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan as they were preparing to conduct sabotage attacks.
The IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base announced in a statement on Wednesday that the team has been busted before carrying out terrorist operations in the province.
Iran has in recent months captured several members of spy networks affiliated to foreign secret services. The militants were involved in making explosives and hand-made bombs and linked to foreigners and planned to carry out counter-security acts and set up operational groups to direct the riots in Iran.
The IRGC servicemen ambushed the terror team and smashed it in cooperation with the intelligence ministry agents, the statement read.
Two terrorists were killed and a another one has been captured, it said, adding that a cache of weapons and explosives as well as communication devices were confiscated from the militants.
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Iranian security agents have in recent years dismantled several terrorist networks affiliated with the foreign-backed notorious terror group known as Jaish Al-Adl in the province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Sistan and Baluchestan province, which borders Pakistan, has witnessed several terror attacks targeting both civilians and security forces over the past years.
The Pakistan-based Jaish Al-Adl has conducted several bomb attacks and kidnappings in Southeastern Iran in a bid to disrupt the country’s security. The terror group enjoys all-out backing of the United States and some Arab countries in the West Asia region.
On Saturday, five Iranian border guards were martyred in Saravan region in Sistan and Baluchestan province in an overnight clash with gunmen trying to sneak into the country through Southeastern border. The terror attack was carried out by several militants which intended to infiltrate the country’s border but fled to the other side of the border after the fierce confrontation.
Iranian military officials have issued a strong warning to terrorists behind the fatal raid on the border post, and pledged that harsh punishment is awaiting the militants over the bloodshed.