Iran detains terrorists before committing terror attack
The Iranian authorities detain several terrorists that were about to commit a suicide attack in the city of Qods, west of Tehran.
The police chief of the Iranian city of Qods, Keyvan Zahiri, a city that lies west of Tehran, revealed Wednesday that the Iranian police carried out a special operation that saw two suicide bombers arrested before they were able to carry out any terror attack.
On November 16, Zahiri said, the police received intelligence that a group of suicide bombers was planning an attack at a religious site in Qods, near Tehran. "A joint team comprised of intelligence and general security forces particularly investigated the matter."
"The police located the two suicide bombers' hideout of these two suicide bombers in the city of Qods, and after coordination with the judiciary, they arrested them the dawn of the next day as part of an operation that took them by surprise," he added.
Brigadier General Zahiri further revealed that the police found two pistols, 91 rounds of ammo, three silencers, seven kilograms of explosives, and a remote control device during the raid.
The intelligence services in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan reported last week the arrest of five of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack that took place earlier this month in the city of Zahedan.
According to the report, "The detainees confessed to communicating with anti-Islamic Republic organizations and anti-Iranian intelligence services."
The detainees also admitted to their intention to "carry out terrorist operations against Shiite and Sunni dignitaries in the province and target sensitive places in order to provoke a sectarian war in Sistan and Baluchestan."
Days later, new missile and drone attacks have been carried out by the IRGC on the locations of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Komala Party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Four of the missiles struck a base of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan in Kuy-e Sanjaq in the region, while a separate drone attack hit another location pertaining to the same group near the Baharka Village in the region.
The crackdown on terrorist cells comes in light of the riots that took place in Iran, in whose wake several terrorist attacks took place, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and Iranian security officials.
It is noteworthy that Israeli occupation forces Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi held a series of meetings in Washington on Monday, in both the Pentagon and the White House, meeting with several US officials and "Israel's" ambassador to the United States, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.
Kochavi, for the second time this week, met with his US counterpart, General Mark Milley. The two discussed cooperation between the Israeli occupation forces and the US army, as well as regional threats, chiefly the threat posed by Iran, Israeli media said.
At the conclusion of his meeting with Sullivan and Milley, the Israeli Chief of the General Staff said time was running out, "and we are in a critical time period that requires us to expedite our operational plans against Iran and its allies in the region."
Intelligence obtained by Tehran indicates that the CIA and allied intelligence services planned a conspiracy in Iran against the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and the IRGC's intelligence wing said last month in a joint statement.
The statement came out after a harrowing terrorist attack took place in the Shah-e-Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, which left 15 people dead and 40 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility on the same day for the attack.
"The main perpetrators were the CIA, the British and Saudi intelligence services, the Israeli Mossad, and the intelligence services of other countries," it read. "the planning and the execution of the majority of the riots were carried out by the Mossad in collaboration with terrorist organizations."