“The ISIS terrorist group has dispatched several (terror) teams to Iran from Syria’s Raqqa and Iraq’s Mosul,” Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday.
He added that all of the terrorists were arrested after falling into Iranian forces’ intelligence trap from the moment of their deployment.
Boroujerdi did not say when or how the militants were captured.
Despite being in a volatile region, Iran enjoys good security within its borders thanks to the competence and proficiency of its intelligence and security forces.
The forces have foiled several malicious attempts by terrorist elements against the country in the past few months.
On June 13, troops from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force killed five members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group in an ambush in Sardasht region in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan.
On the same day, Iranian police forces killed five members of the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in an exchange of fire in Sistan and Balouchestan, while a trooper was also martyred.
Two days later, the IRGC forces killed a number of militants in clashes with two terrorist teams trying to intrude into Oshnavieh border area near the frontier with Iraq.
On June 20, the Intelligence Ministry announced that its force thwarted a major plot hatched by Takfiri-Wahhabi groups for several terrorist attacks in Tehran and a number of other provinces, with terrorists arrested and a large amount of bombs and explosive material confiscated.
And on September 20, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence forces arrested two terrorists in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.