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IRGC forces bust seven-strong terror team in Alborz province

Members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of Iraq's 1980-1988 imposed war on Iran, in the capital Tehran. (Photo by AFP)

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have managed to smash a team of terrorists in the country’s north-central province of Alborz close to the capital Tehran.

The IRGC’s Imam Hassan Mojtaba base announced in a statement that the seven-strong team was busted in a joint operation by Basij volunteer forces and security forces in Garmdarreh district of the province, situated 10 kilometers (six miles) west of Tehran, following intricate intelligence measures.

The statement added that a Kalashnikov assault rifle, two magazines and 45 rounds of live ammunition in addition to a pistol with two magazines and 28 live bullets, a bulletproof vest and a pepper spray were recovered from the terrorists.

Back in late May, IRGC forces smashed a team of terrorists in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, killing two.

The IRGC Ground Force’s Quds Base said in a statement at the time that the team had been busted before carrying out its plans for terrorist operations in the southern part of the province.

The IRGC servicemen ambushed the terrorist team and smashed it in cooperation with the Intelligence Ministry forces, the statement added.

Two terrorists were killed and a third one has been arrested in the attack, which also resulted in the confiscation of ammunition, weapons and explosives, it said.

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