Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Some 18 members of a terrorist group were detained in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province in the southeast of Iran.
"The terrorists were killing police officers and teachers in exchange for the money they received from foreign countries," the chief of the province's police department, Hossein Rahimi, said, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported Jan. 14.
He said the terrorists were arrested in joint operations conducted by the police and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
"The detainees carried out terrorist attacks against the police and teachers, killed them in exchange for $100-$300. The terrorists confessed that they killed at least 15 and wounded the same number of people," Rahimi added.
He said the terrorists confessed that on Oct. 25, 2014 they killed the member of the people's militia Basij, Mohammad Eslami, near the city of Sarbaz of the Sistan and Baluchestan Province, as well as killing the teachers Javad Novruzi and Isa Shahrakini, another member of Basij Adam Saburi and others at different times.
Rahimi said the detainees also confessed that they killed teachers on the orders from abroad.
"They underwent military training for several months in Afghanistan and Pakistan. After receiving the money from a person working in an Arab country, they committed acts of terror in the region and wanted to create chaos," Rahimi said.
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