Iran foils major terrorist plot targeting Tehran

(From AFP)

Iran’s intelligence ministry said Monday it had thwarted a major jihadist plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other parts of the country, state media reported.

The Azadi Tower in Tehran

The Azadi Tower in Tehran

“One of the biggest takfiri-Wahhabi terrorist plots was discovered and foiled,” the official IRNA news agency quoted the ministry as saying, using terms applied by Iran to Sunni extremist groups.

“A series of bomb attacks prepared in various areas deep inside the country and especially in Tehran and some other provinces … were foiled, the terrorists were arrested and a number of ready-made bombs were recovered,” it said.

No more details were provided. The ministry said more information would come following investigations “both inside and outside the country.” Read More



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