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Iran arrests head of US-based "Tondar" terrorist group

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat / 1 August 2020 / 16:30

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian intelligence forces have arrested the ringleader of a US-based terrorist group called "Tondar".

"Intelligence forces have dealt a heavy and serious blow to the terrorist group based in the US. Following sophisticated intelligence operations, the forces arrested Jamshid Sharmahd who led his terrorist operations from the US. He was responsible for 2008 blast in Seyyed al-Shohada Mosque in Shiraz which left 14 people martyred and 215 other injured," Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement on Saturday.

The terrorist group had also planned to carry out several large-scale operations in recent years which have been foiled including, bombing Sivand Dam in Shiraz, Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, and Tehran Book Fair.

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