Iran detains Isis group leader near Tehran - yjc

Iran detains Isis group leader near Tehran - yjc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 13:02:28

The Iranian news outlet YJC says that authorities have arrested a leader of the Isis extremist group. The report says the suspect was in contact with 300 Isis members and was planning attacks during Shiite ceremonies across the country next month.

(AP) -- Members of the elite Revolutionary Guard detained the suspect in a town near Tehran, according to the report, which did not identify the suspect. It said he spent a night in the Tehran neighborhood of Dolatabad, after arriving in the country.

Iran has announced number of detentions of Isis-linked extremists and the defusing of plots to carry out attacks.

Isis claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people at the parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in June.

(Photo: yjc)

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