Iran’s Intelligence Minister: Foreign Takfiri Terrorists Arrested in Southern Iran
“During the operations, a number of terrorists, all of them non-Iranian nationals, were arrested and over 100kg of explosives and other equipment were discovered and seized from the terrorists,” Alavi said on Wednesday.
Noting that the Takfiri terrorists intended to carry out sabotage acts inside Iran, he said that they were detained in cooperation with other Iranian security forces in Fars province.
Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces clashed with a terrorist team sent by PJAK (the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan) in the Western province of Kurdistan.
The members of the terrorist group who sought to enter Iran were identified by IRGC forces in Golchidar region of Marivan town in Kurdistan province and were forced to flee, leaving a number of their light and semi-heavy weapons behind.
According to the local officials, the terrorist group also launched an RPG attack against the IRGC forces but the RPG round failed to explode.
Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced in June that his forces had killed a commander of PJAK terrorist group along with 4 of his comrades in Northwestern Iran.
“5 members of PJAK terrorist grouplet were killed in intelligence operations in the Northwestern parts of the country,” Pakpour told FNA.
Stressing that no members of the terrorist group could escape from the region, he said, “One of the slain terrorists was a PJAK commander in the region.”
Pakpour said that during the operations, a number of light weapons were seized by the IRGC forces, adding that the terrorist group was behind the killing of several people in the region.