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Iran security forces disband terrorist, counterrevolutionary team in West Azarbaijan Province

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Iran’s security forces have identified and dismantled a terrorist and counterrevolutionary team in the country’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

Two members of the team have been killed and a number of others arrested during armed clashes with the security forces.

The team planned to carry out acts of terror against provincial military forces, extort money from the wealthy people to hand it over to counterrevolutionary groups and threaten and beat some local residents and prominent figures in the province.

A large cache of weapons and ammunition were also confiscated from the band.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement that the country’s security forces identified and disbanded a terrorist cell affiliated to the foreign spy agencies.

It added that the security and intelligence forces dismantled the terrorist team in an operation while it was attempting to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks against Iran’s vital and sensitive centers.

Late in July, Iranian security forces disbanded a Takfiri terrorist group that sought to carry out simultaneous terrorist attacks in several provinces in cooperation with intelligence services of two European and regional countries.

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