News ID: 230964
Published: 0219 GMT September 07, 2018

Ministry: Iranian forces killed 13 terrorists, arrested 12 in August

Ministry: Iranian forces killed 13 terrorists, arrested 12 in August

Iran's security forces killed 13 terrorists and arrested 12 more in three separate operations in western parts of the country last month, the Intelligence Ministry said on Friday.

The operations were carried out in Kermanshah and Kurdestan provinces, it said, adding the terrorists were “linked to adversarial countries” who were struck before managing to take any action, Press TV reported.

On August 16, as many as 12 agents and people linked to earlier assassination of Major Hassan Maleki, the chief of the Traffic Police of Kermanshah’s Ravansar, were arrested.

On August 25, another terrorist outfit seeking sabotage acts in Iran was disbanded in an operation, during which two terrorists were and another was injured, the ministry added.

A number of Kalashnikov rifles and grenades, as well as communication equipment, and an undisclosed amount of cash have been seized from the two terror outfits.

Also last month, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) disbanded a team of terrorists on the country’s border with Iraq, killing 11 of its members. The terrorists were ambushed as they were trying to infiltrate the country from the West Azarbaijan Province’s Oshnaviyeh.

Earlier in the year, the IRGC prevented a similar infiltration attempt from Iraq's Kurdistan region.


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