Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement on Monday, June 20, that Takfiri [Islamic extremist] elements had planned a series of bombings in different parts of Iran, including Tehran and some other provinces, but Iranian security forces thwarted the plot. This was one of the biggest attacks planned so far by Wahhabi terrorists.
According to the Ministry’s Public Relations Department, a series of bombings had been planned for different parts of Iran for upcoming occasions in Ramadan.
However, the statement added, Intelligence Ministry Forces in Tehran and some other provinces managed to foil the “satanic” measures of Takfiri terrorists. Several bombs, which were ready to explode, and a huge amount of explosive ingredients were seized, it noted.
The Intelligence Ministry further noted that field investigations are underway inside and outside the country, and the terrorists are being interrogated. “The Iranian nation will be informed of further details once security conditions are appropriate,” the statement added.
The statement came after the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, announced on Sunday that Iranian security forces had recently captured a group who wanted to launch a suicide attack in the capital city of Tehran during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
Certain moves were planned to be made in recent days, but a “brief report” led to the discovery of a network, which was disbanded by Iranian security forces during Ramadan, Shamkhani said in a ceremony in Tehran. “The group had plans to launch suicide operation in Tehran.”