Iran: failed Shiraz bomb attack terrorists confess
The Iranian authorities publish confessions of members of a terrorist group that tried to plant an explosive device in one of the streets of Shiraz, southeastern Iran.
The Iranian authorities, on Tuesday, published the confessions of members of a terrorist group that tried to plant an explosive device in one of the streets of the city of Shiraz prior to the funeral ceremony for the martyrs of the Shah Cheragh shrine.
It is noteworthy that this operation was thwarted by the Iranian Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Maali Abad area, in the city of Shiraz. The bomb was discovered by the IRGC before it was planted by the terrorists.
Chants against the US, "Israel", #SaudiArabia, and the UK echoed through the #Iranian city of #Shiraz as protestors attended the funeral of the victims of terrorism, whose pictures were held up high alongside demands that those responsible be held accountable. #ShirazAttack pic.twitter.com/e0I5bNbxvd— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 29, 2022
Chants against the US, "Israel", Saudi Arabia, and the UK echoed through the Iranian city of Shiraz as protestors attended the funeral of the victims of terrorism, whose pictures were held up high alongside demands that those responsible be held accountable.
"At the beginning of the protests, we met at a friend's house, and some talked about wanting to do something that would make a noise, like detonating a bomb," said the terror group's leader.
A second member of the terror group also confessed that he was responsible for making the bomb and said "I told the group that I had bought the remote control, and that it would be in my possession after a few days, and I explained its specifications and said that it needed a battery and a fuse."
In his confessions, he added that "such a bomb can form a blast radius 20 meters because of the flammable materials inside it."
In turn, a third member confessed: "I tested the device at home, as I put some materials on the ground, and pressed on the device, and it ignited."
For his part, Arslan, a member of the group, said: "When I entered the house, in which we were meeting, I saw in the small workshop a small burnt area the size of the palm of the hand, so they told me that they had tested the device again and it worked," adding that "we decided to put a larger amount next to a car that was nearby so that I could test the device again, and I decided to disguise myself as a cleaner so that no one from the police would suspect me."
Moreover, he explained in his confessions that once "they [police] discovered that the garbage bag contained an explosive device, all I knew was that I started running until the police caught me."
In conclusion to his confessions, Arslan said "we thought we were safe and that we could escape, but things turned out unexpectedly."
Earlier, on Monday, the Iranian authorities published the confessions of a terrorist who killed two security personnel and wounded 4 people in the Iranian city of Mashhad, before executing him.
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