Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
The deputy interior minister of Iran says that the country has foiled 24 foreign terror groups who had scheduled carrying out suicide attacks.
Hossein Zolfaghari, the deputy of interior minister for security affairs said that they aimed to enter Iranian soil, but were foiled, while two of those groups were destroyed abroad and their members were killed, ILNA reported on Oct.21.
He didn't give any detailed information but said that the Iran-Pakistan borders are "problematic". He also said that some individuals, who intend to join The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), try to go Iraq and Syria through Iran, but they are not well organized and their number are small.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Oct.7 that Iran could find and neutralized two suicide belts in Tehran. He also said that 130 Takfiri individuals have been arrested in Iran. Iran uses the term Takfairi group to refer to all extremist groups like Taliban, ISIL, Al-Qaida, etc.
Zolfaghari referring to the Pakistani border guard killed by Iranian forces last week said that, Pakistani forces dressed in black entered Iran's territory at night and Iranian border guards fired on them. He rejected the Pakistani government's argument that these forces was chasing terrorist groups, saying this argument is only a claim and we can't confirmed that.
Pakistan announced on Oct.17 that Iranian forces killed one Pakistani officer and injured four other border guards. On the other hand, the top commander of Sistan and Baluchestan Province's border guards Raham Bakhsh Habibi said on Oct.17 that two Iranian police were killed during a gun clash with an armed group. Four other Iranian armed forces personnel were killed in this region in early October.
Edited by CN