Iran Arrests 40 Over 'terrorist' Plots


Iran arrests 40 over 'terrorist' plots

TEHRAN,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st july,2016) - Iran has arrested 40 members of a "terrorist group" who plotted to attack military targets in the southeast of the country, the interior minister said on Thursday. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, in statements carried by the official IRNA news agency, did not identify those detained.

He said the suspects had built a tunnel 40 metres (132 feet) long and 20 metres deep which they had planned to use to carry out attacks. The governor of the city of Khash in Sistan-Baluchistan said those arrested had "intended to carry out terrorist and sabotage acts" against important military and security centres. Mohammad Akbar Sharekzehi said the suspects had "advanced military equipment" and were arrested by security forces in a nearby house before they could carry out their plan.

The governor gave no further details.