The arrested criminals have confessed that they planned to carry out terrorist attacks in the Iranian cities of Zahedan, Kerman and Bam, said Brigadier General Ghasem Rezaei.
Iranian border police on Saturday smashed a team of terrorists that intended to cross the border in the eastern part of the country, killing some of the intruders and arresting some others, a top commander said.
Speaking to reporters in the southeastern city of Zahedan, Commander of Iran’s Border Police Brigadier General Ghasem Rezaei said the clash took place in the wee hours of Saturday.
On Friday evening, the police forces were deployed to the border area of Mirjaveh, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, following reports that a group of terrorists had planned to enter the country.
During an exchange of fire, which began at 1 a.m. local time and continued for two hours, a number of the terrorists were killed and three were arrested, one of whom has been injured, Rezaei noted.
One of the Iranian border police forces was also martyred in the operation, he added.
According to the commander, weapons and ammunition, including three rifles and 140 detonators, have been seized from the terrorists.
The arrested criminals confessed they had planned to carry out terrorist attacks in the Iranian cities of Zahedan, Kerman and Bam, he pointed out.
In a similar operation back in April, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force disbanded a terrorist cell affiliated with foreign espionage services in the same province.