Terror plot thwarted in one of Iran's crowded spots

Terror plot thwarted in one of Iran's crowded spots

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 20

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

A terror plot in one of the "crowded centers" of Iran was foiled, the country's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said, Tasnim news agency reported.

Alavi did not reveal any details, but said the prevention happened in recent days. He further said that Iran's enemies spare no effort to make the country insecure, but the Iranian intelligence forces manage to disrupt the enemy plans.

Alavi earlier said that a terrorist who planned to commit a suicide attack was arrested by intelligence forces in Iran on April 15.

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 uncovered and neutralized.

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.

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