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Iranian forces arrest all members of terrorist team in West Azarbaijan: IRGC

Twenty hand grenades were confiscated from members of a terrorist team who were arrested in West Azarbaijan.

Iranian forces have arrested all members of a terrorist team in West Azarbaijan Province for trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition into the country to be used in nationwide riots and destabilize Iranian cities.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Friday that twenty hand grenades were confiscated from the terrorists, who confessed that they were going to use the grenades in different cities against civilians and security forces.

The members of the terrorist team, who were directed by terrorist groups from across the border and some anti-revolutionary elements living in Western countries, were arrested before they could commit any terrorist act, the IRGC said.

Foreign-backed riots have hit various Iranian provinces since 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died in hospital on September 16, three days after she collapsed in a police station. An investigation has attributed Amini’s death to her medical condition, rather than alleged beatings by police forces.

The violent riots, meanwhile, have claimed the lives of dozens of people and security forces while also allowing terrorist groups to carry out strikes in the country.

On October 26, a Daesh-affiliated terrorist attacked the Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern province of Fars before the evening prayers, killing at least 15 pilgrims — including a woman and two children — and injuring 40 others.

At least seven people were also killed after terrorists opened fire at people and security forces at a crowded market in Khuzestan province’s Izeh around sunset on Wednesday.

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