Tehran thwart terror-attack plan; terrorists arrested

Tehran on Tuesday thwarted a series of possible terror attacks by arresting members of Wahabi and Salafilinked terrorist groups in the city of Sanandaj in the western Kurdistan province. Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar declared that the police also recovered a great amount of arms, ammunition and documents which prove the groups’ association with some extremist religious groups.

The official IRNA news agency also quoted a statement by Najjar that said the groups had been armed and trained by American forces, furthermore giving credit to its intelligence officials. “Today, Ministry of intelligence’s forces managed to arrest members of a terror group seeking vandalism in the city,” Najjar said. Over last 7 months, Tehran has already arrested a total of 30 terrorists belonging to the Salafi, Wahabi, and Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) groups.