Iran arrests terrorists linked with IS
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 21
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s intelligence ministry announced that several terrorists were arrested in western country in a joint operation with the IRGC Aug. 18.
Other members of a recently dismantled “Takfiri” terrorist team in western Iran were identified and arrested, the ministry said in a statement, the Iranian government’s official website reported.
A significant amount of weapons including Kalashnikov and the US-made M6 rifle, as well as bomb making equipment, grenades and suicide vests and belts were discovered and seized from the terrorists' hide-out, according to the statement.
Iranian officials refer to the extremist Sunni armed groups, in particular in Syria and Iraq, as Takfiri.
Earlier four terrorists linked with the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group which had entered Iran through the border to carry out terrorist operations in central Iranian cities were killed in armed clashes in Iran’s western Kermanshah province in two days (August 15 -16).
The province’s Governor-General Asadollah Razani said that on Aug 15 night security, intelligence, and police forces engaged a first batch of the group’s members, killing the key IS agent and arresting some others.
On Aug. 16 morning, forces swooped on a safe house used by the terror cell in Kermanshah city, killing three more terrorists and seizing suicide vests and belts, grenades, and various automatic weapons.