TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran's Intelligence Minister said the mastermind behind deadly twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 was killed by Iranian security forces on Saturday.
News ID: 65153
Publish Date: 11June 2017 - 14:44
Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi in a televised interview
with IRIB on Saturday said the mastermind and main commander of terrorist
attacks on Iran’s parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7 had
been situated in border areas and fled the country after the operation was
crushed and all perpetrators killed.
"With help from friendly intelligence services, the
mastermind of the operation who had fled the country was killed by Iranian
security forces,” he added.
Alavi maintained that 42, 43 terrorists were identified and
arrested following the June 7 terrorist attacks, saying some of them were in
connection with the Tehran twin attacks and some of them were planning for
terrorist acts in the future. He added that the arrested terrorists had given
up a lot of valuable information.
"Over 100 terrorist plots have been neutralized in Iran;
this shows the skill of security, military and police forces that can identify
terrorists with no specific features and signs,” he stressed.
Alavi also added that the safe house used by the five terrorists
who carried out the attacks in Tehran was discovered by security forces and the
brother of one the terrorists, who according to the minister was even more
dangerous, was caught by the intelligence forces.
The Iranian minister went on to stress, "ISIL is not our
enemy; it’s merely a tool in the hands of our enemies such as the US and a
number of European countries which have cooperated with the terrorists [against
"Enemies seek to cause insecurity in the region and will
continue this path until Israel’s security is provided,” he added.
The Wednesday terrorist attacks on Iran’s Parliament and the
Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini left 17 people dead and 50 others injured. ISIL
claimed responsibility for both attacks.