Aug 04, 2022 14:55 UTC
  • Iran: Intel Ministry arrests 10 Daesh terrorists plotting attacks in Muharram

Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has identified and arrested 10 members of a Daesh Takfiri terrorist group that aimed to conduct acts of terror across the country during the mourning month of Muharram.

The ministry made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, saying the “Takfiri-Zionist” outfit had plans to carry out several terrorist operations during the mass mourning ceremonies to commemorate Muharram and the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

According to the statement, the Israeli regime tried to use Daesh Takfiris for terrorist operations in the mourning gatherings of Imam Hussein (AS) but the Intelligence Ministry managed to arrest 10 members of the group in the western and southern regions across the country.

The Ministry said it discovered and confiscated the terrorist group’s cache of explosive equipment, communication devices and weapons, adding that two of the Iranian security forces had sustained injuries in fire exchanges with the Takfiris.

The ministry called on the public to be more vigilant against such terrorist plots in ongoing mourning ceremonies for Muharram, and warned that the occupying Israeli regime and its Daesh Takfiri mercenaries would be given a “crushing” response for their attempted acts of terror.

Last week, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said an espionage team affiliated with the Israeli regime’s spy agency Mossad, which was recently dismantled before it could carry out acts of sabotage in the country, had plans to blow up a sensitive defense facility.