Intelligence Ministry;

Tehran attackers fought for ISIL

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TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) – Intelligence Ministry in a statement on Thu. a day after Tehran’s twin terrorist attacks has announced the identities of the terrorists, confirming their ties with ISIL.

The Ministry’s intelligence monitoring has revealed the full identity of the perpetrators and related terrorist cells of Wednesday terror attacks against Iran’s parliament and mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, which killed 17 people and wounded over 50 others.

“The ISIL team that took part in the two terrorist attacks on Iran’s parliament and mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini were five terrorist elements with long affiliated with Wahhabi and Takfiri groups,” the Ministry’s statement said on Thursday. “The terrorists had left the country after being recruited into ISIL terrorist group and had taken part in ISIL atrocities in Syria’s Raqqa and Iraq’s Mosul.”

“The said terrorists entered Iran during a terrorist operation in August 2016 under the command of Abu Aisha al-Kurdi, an ISIL ringleader, who sought to carry out attacks on religious cities of Iran but their cell was eliminated and the commander killed along the country’s border; the remaining terrorists fled the country after their plots were foiled,” the statement added.

Due to security and privacy concerns for their families, the Ministry of Intelligence identified the terrorists only by their first names and did not disclose their last names.

A female terrorist who took part in the attack on Imam Khomeini shrine has been arrested alive and is currently in custody of the Ministry of Intelligence. 

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