Five terrorists arrested, two killed in Southeastern Iran

Iran’s security forces have managed to detain five members of a terrorist cell and kill two others in Chabahar in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the Chabahar governor announced.

(tasnim) -- Ayoub Darvishi said the country’s intelligence forces managed to arrest five terrorists and kill two others in an armed operation in Chabahar on Wednesday evening.

He said that using their intelligence superiority over the district, the security forces found the hideout of a terrorist cell in Chabahar and immediately laid a siege to the area.

The governor went on to say that after a several-hour clash, the terrorist cell was smashed and some explosives and munitions, including several explosive vests and weapons, were seized from the militants.

Darvishi said unfortunately, one of the country’s intelligence forces was killed in the anti-terrorist operation as well.

The arrests were part of anti-terror operations across the country after terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, south of the city, on June 7, in which 17 people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded.

The assailants attacked the parliament buildings in the morning. Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns, grenades and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building.

They were all killed by the security forces after an operation that took several hours.

In the other attack at the shrine of Imam Khomeini, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in an exchange of gunfire