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Iran arrests key member of terrorist group in southeast

Iran Press TV

Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:29PM

Iranian security forces have arrested one of the main members of the Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group in the southeastern parts of the country, a senior Iranian judicial official says.

Zahedan chief prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh told reporters on Sunday that the security forces dismantled a terrorist group in the Khash region of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan last week.

During the clashes, one terrorist was arrested, who has admitted that the group was affiliated with the Ansar al-Forqan terrorists, the official added, noting that six members of the group, including one terrorist who died of his injuries, were killed by the Iranian forces.

On April 22, the head of the Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group, Hesham Azizi, and two other members were killed in a successful security operation by Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Two other members of the terrorist group were also captured during the operation.

Furthermore, a police spokesman, General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi, said on June 13 that Iranian security forces killed five members of the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in Khash.

He added that the terrorists sought to conduct acts of terror inside the country, noting that a huge amount of ammunition was confiscated from them.

Jaish-ul-Adl has claimed responsibility for a number of criminal activities in Pakistan and Iran in recent years.

On February 6, 2014, the terror group abducted 5 Iranian border guards in the Jakigour region of Iran's southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and took them to Pakistan.

On March 23, 2014, the terror group said that it had killed one of the hostages named Jamshid Danaeifar. The other four were freed and reunited with their families two months after their abduction.

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