Terror plot defused in west Iran: Interior Ministry
Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said on Sunday that a terrorist plot in border town of Sumar, west Iran was discovered and neutralized, IRNA reported.
Speaking to reporters on the measures adopted to maintain security during nation-wide elections on Friday, the official said, 'A terror team which had infiltrated the Iran-Iraq border and was approaching its destination on foot was spotted and prevented from its targets.'
'There were two agents who were exterminated and their arms were seized,' he added, 'We are working on identifying them which will be announced.'
'It will be determined what was their target, but there is no doubt that they had a terrorist intention,' Zolfaqari said.
The official hailed the efforts of law-enforcing personnel saying that they managed to provide an overwhelming security all over the country during the elections.
He did not confirm that the two terrorist killed on Sunday in the western province of Kermanshah bordering Iraq were connected to the Daesh terrorist group suggesting that the question can be directed to the Minstry of Intelligence.
'Before the elections, there was a terror attempt to the east of the country,' he added.