Terrorist group destroyed in southern province

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – Intelligence Minister has said his forces have discovered and thwarted an orchestrated terrorist group in Fars province.

Mr. Mahmoud Alavi told reporters Wednesday evening that a Takfiri group had been planning blasts and bombings of public venues in Fars province; “however, people contributed to the success of discovering operation along with the major cadres of intelligence who thwarted a series of major operations which otherwise would target Ashoura procession,” he added.

“The evidence indicates that they had been organized by circles beyond borders to fuel sectarian war this side of the borders, a misguided effort thwarted timely,” Alavi told the press. “A total of 100kg of explosives were discovered and seized from the group along with foreign terrorists arrested by the intelligence; further information will be provided to the public in due course.”

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