In a significant breakthrough, Iranian authorities have thwarted a major terror attack by neutralizing 30 explosive devices set to detonate simultaneously in the capital city of Tehran.
The operation also led to the arrest of 28 individuals with direct links to the Islamic State (ISIS), as reported by Iran's Tasnim news agency on Sunday, citing the country's intelligence ministry.
The intelligence ministry revealed that some of the detained individuals are confirmed members of the notorious ISIS terrorist organization.
Furthermore, it was disclosed that these perpetrators have a documented history of affiliations with Takfiri groups operating in various conflict zones, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
This development comes as a stark reminder of the persistent threat posed by ISIS to Iran's national security. The militant group has been responsible for a series of attacks on Iranian soil, including the devastating twin bombings in 2017, which targeted Iran's parliament and the tomb of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, resulting in significant casualties.
More recently, ISIS claimed responsibility for a brutal attack on a Shia shrine in October of last year. The attack, which occurred in the southwestern city of Shiraz, claimed the lives of 15 innocent people and sent shockwaves across the nation.
The successful dismantling of this latest terror plot underscores Iran's commitment to countering terrorism and preserving the safety and stability of the region. Authorities are expected to launch a comprehensive investigation to further unravel the network and motivations behind this nefarious plot.
Iran remains vigilant in the face of such threats and continues to work closely with international partners to combat the menace of terrorism in all its forms. This recent operation serves as a testament to the dedication and effectiveness of Iran's intelligence and security forces in safeguarding the nation and its citizens from extremist threats.