Iran says it has thwarted bombings in Tehran and other cities
Tehran called it a major plot by militants against the Islamic Republic
Iran thwarted a number of bombing plots in the capital Tehran and other cities, the Intelligence Ministry said on Monday, in what it called a major plot by militants against the Islamic Republic.
“In a criminal plot of the anti-Islamic terrorist takfiri groups, a series of bombings had been planned in several places of the country for the coming days ... the terrorists were arrested and some bombs and a huge amount of explosives were seized,” the ministry said in a statement on state news agency IRNA.
Takfiri is a term used by Iranian authorities to describe Sunni militant groups.
It said further information in this regard will be provided after more investigations and interrogation of the culprits.