Terror plot foiled in western Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 17
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
A terror plot was foiled in western Iran, the country's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said.
A terrorist who planned to commit a suicide attack was arrested by intelligence forces, Alavi said, Fars news agency reported April 17.
He also accused "certain regional countries" of being responsible for the plot without unveiling details.
The information released by Iranian officials suggests that Iran has in recent months neutralized several terror attacks, planed by extremist groups.
Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said in February that a terrorist plot in border town of Sumar in western Iran was revealed and neutralized.
Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi also said later in February that two terror attacks were foiled during the elections held on Feb. 26.
He said the terror teams were linked with "Takfiri terrorists" and had plans to commit terror attacks during the elections.
Iranian officials refer to the extremist Sunni armed groups, in particular in Syria and Iraq, as Takfiri.