May 27, 2020 15:02 UTC
  • Iran arrests 14 people affiliated to Takfiri terrorist groups in Kuzestan province

Iran has arrested 14 people affiliated to Takfiri terrorist groups in the southern port city of Mahshahr in Khuzestan province.

According to Press TV, the police chief of Khuzestan province, Brigadier General Heydar Abbas-Zadeh, said Wednesday that the detainees had opened fire at police posts and centers of the Basij volunteer forces, hoisted the flag of the al-Ahwazia terrorist group across the city and carried banners in support of the group, adding that they had sent video-clips of their activities abroad.

Abbas-Zadeh said police forces in coordination with judicial officials carried out four separate operations and arrested the elements, eight of whom were involved in shootings while the remaining six were engaged in raising the flags of the terrorist group across the city.

Five motorcycles and 12 cellphones were also confiscated from them, according to the police official, who said the detainees had confessed to the offenses and their cases were sent to judicial authorities.

Nine of them were sent to prison while an investigation was still underway for the remaining detainees, he added.

Back in September 2018, four terrorists attacked a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz, martyring at least 25 people and wounding 69 others. A four-year-old boy was among the fallen victims.