Five terrorist gangs disbanded in Iran in 2 months
Tehran, Iran, March 12
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Five terrorist gangs have been disbanded in Iran in the past two months, the country's Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari said.
"Due to regional developments with a lot of incidents that happened very rapidly, such as situations in Ira, Syria, and Yemen... we had five instances of challenging confrontations with Saudi Arabia," the official said.
The terrorist groups especially intended to cause disturbances during the recent elections time, he said, adding in their confessions, the arrested terrorists have admitted having plans for the elections.
A terror plot was foiled in Iran's south-western province of Khuzestan March 7. The terrorist group's members were killed in a skirmish in the Khuzestan province last night.
Zolfaqari said last month that a terrorist plot in border town of Sumar in western Iran was revealed and neutralized.
Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi also said Feb. 28 that two terror attacks were foiled during the elections held on Feb. 26.