Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alavi announced that his forces have disbanded tens of terrorist teams in the past four years.
“In order to safeguard security in the country, the intelligence ministry has inflicted deadly blows to almost 120 terrorist teams in the past four years and killed many of their ringleaders and stripped them of capability to take an action,” Alavi said, addressing the parliament in Tehran on Wednesday.
Noting that many terrorist leaders, including Abu Hasib Balouchi, Abu Ayesheh Kordi, Abu Farsan and others, were identified and killed by Iranian security forces, he said that 3 tons of explosives, one thousand weapons and thousands of explosives and suicide vests were also discovered and seized in the past four year.
In relevant remarks in June, Alavi announced that the security forces disbanded a terrorist team in the Western province of Kordestan the same day, blaming Saudi Arabia for recent insecurities in Iran.
“Today, a terrorist team was attacked by the security forces and disbanded,” he said.
Alavi added that the team consisted of 7 terrorists, including 5 Iranian and 2 foreign nationals from the neighboring countries.
He also said that another terrorist team was disbanded in the Southeastern city of Chabahar in Sistan and Balouchestan province on Wednesday, adding that intelligence shows that the Saudis have hired mercenaries from the neighboring states to create insecurity inside Iran.