Iran Detains 6 Persons Linked to Tehran Terror Attacks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Six more people were arrested in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan in connection with the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran, a judicial official said.
The six arrested have had definite links with the June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran, Ali Akbar Garoosi, head of Kurdistan Province’s justice department told Tasnim.
They were captured in an accurate intelligence operation, the official said, adding that a number of others have been also identified and will be soon arrested.
Garoosi also said that people and religious clerics in the predominantly Sunni province have been outraged by the terrorist attacks in Tehran, and have stepped up cooperation with the security forces, particularly in the border cities, to catch the “mercenaries.”
On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran’s parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city.
The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 17 people and wounded more than 40. All five gunmen involved in the attacks were killed by the security forces.
On Thursday, the Intelligence Ministry released the pictures and first names of the perpetrators, identifying them as Qayyoum, Abu Jihad, Ramin, Serias, and Fereydoun, without announcing their surnames.
According to the statement, the five attackers were terrorists with criminal backgrounds who were linked to “Wahhabi and Takfiri groups.”
The Intelligence Ministry has arrested dozens of people affiliated with Daesh across Iran over the past days.
On Friday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said his forces have identified the hideout of the perpetrators of Tehran attacks. The place, where the terrorists had convened to plan their terrorist acts and the picture of which appeared on social media, was identified and a number of terrorists who were still there were arrested, Alawi said.