No One Linked with Terror Cell behind Tehran Attacks Remains At Large, Minister Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s intelligence minister assured the lawmakers on Sunday that all individuals affiliated with the terrorist cell that carried out the recent twin attacks in Tehran have been killed or arrested, an MP said.
Briefing the lawmakers on the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran at a session of the parliament behind closed doors on Sunday, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi gave an assurance that the terrorist cell has been completely destroyed and no remnant of the cell has survived the Intelligence Ministry’s manhunt, Akbar Ranjbarzadeh told Tasnim.
The minister has underlined that no one linked with the terror cell remains at large in Iran, the MP added.
Speaking at a TV program on Saturday night, Alawi said the “mastermind and main commander of terrorist attacks” in Tehran has been killed by the intelligence forces.
The individual who had commanded the terrorist attacks and had left the country was killed by the forces of the Intelligence Ministry and other friendly intelligence services on Saturday, the minister said.
He also explained that 42 criminals have been arrested and their hideout was identified in the western province of Kermanshah.
On June 7, 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.”