Terrorists captured by Iranian intelligence forces

TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) – Iranian intelligence forces have captured members of a terrorist team that had crossed into Iran to cause disruption.

The vigilant intelligence forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have apprehended members of a terrorist team before they could cause any disruption in the country.  

It was revealed during the confessions of those arrested that the terrorist team, motivated by the events of Tara Hotel in the city of Mahabad, had crossed into Iran to cause harassment and explosions in order to spread crisis and terror. The terrorists confessed they had intended to connect their acts to the Islamic Republic and provoke public opinion against the government.

The terrorists had been armed with weapons and ammunition which were all confiscated by Ministry of Intelligence.

The suspicious death of a young girl in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province, stirred violence among people on May 7 after false rumors went viral in the city.

Hundreds of citizens of the northwestern city of Mahabad torched a hotel over the unexplained death of one of its female employees which certain separatist groups from outside the country falsely attributed to a security personnel. 

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