Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 6
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismantled a terrorist group in south eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Public relation department of the IRGC said in a statement that a terror group linked to foreign countries’ intelligence services dismantled during an operation on April 6 morning.
The group’s members killed in the operation which took place in Qasr-e-qand and Nikshahr cities in the province.
The operation launched after a series of reconnaissance and chase operations in recent days, the statement reads.
Significant amounts of weapons, ammunition and communications equipment sized from the terrorists.
The IRGC will disclose more details on the issue in the new future, according to the statement.
In recent months, extremist groups have conducted several attacks against local police offices in the region. The groups claim they're fighting against the Iranian government for protection of Sunni residents of the province.
In mid-January, the Commander of Sistan and Baluchestan province police, Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said that at least 18 members of a terrorist group involved in terror attacks in the province were detained.
“The terrorists were killing police officers and teachers in exchange for money they received from foreign countries,” the commander said.
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