1226 GMT December 17, 2018
Following intelligence and security measures, Iranian forces learned that two members of an Iraqi-based terrorist group had entered the country through joint borders with the aim of carrying out acts of sabotage in the country, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Later, through separate operations on September 16 and 18, the security forces arrested them along with two of their accomplices near a village in Marivan.
The ringleader of the terrorist cell, better known by the nom de guerre Showan, confessed that they had planned to recruit more forces in Iran and conduct terror acts across the country.
A number of weapons and ammunition were confiscated in their hiding place.
Despite being in a volatile region, Iran enjoys good security within its borders thanks to the competence and proficiency of its intelligence and security forces.
The Iranian forces have foiled several malicious attempts by terrorist elements against the country in the past few months.
In the latest of such operations, troops from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps killed five members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan terrorist group in an ambush in Sardasht region in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan on June 13.