TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) intelligence forces managed to detain two terrorists in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the public relations office of the IRGC’s Salman Intelligence Center in the province announced in a statement.
The statement said the IRGC intelligence forces took action after learning that two terrorists entered the country.
The two were detained promptly in a surprise operation in Saravan, a town near the border with Pakistan, before they could find an opportunity to make any move, it added.
It was established that the terrorist elements were from Pakistan and that they had entered the country with the aim of carrying out acts of sabotage and spreading terror, according to the statement.
It went on to say that a number of weapons and ammunition were confiscated in their hiding place and two bombs planned to be detonated in crowded places were defused by bomb disposal teams.
Iranian intelligence, military and law enforcement forces have fought off terrorist elements and foiled numerous terrorist plots in the country in recent months.