Iran dismantles 'terrorist group'

2012-03-27 16:00

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have dismantled a "terrorist group" and killed one of its members, they said in a statement broadcast on state television on Tuesday.

"A terrorist group that wanted to infiltrate Iran to commit terrorist attacks has been dismantled," the statement said.

"Two members of the group were arrested and another was killed," the television said without giving further details.

The group was reported to have been dismantled in Iran's southeast, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan.

That region, including the Sistan-Baluchistan province, has in past decade become a frequent theatre for clashes between Iranian security forces and Sunni rebels.

In February, four rebels from the Jundallah group were killed in an ambush in the province. Iran hanged the leader of the group in June 2010.

Iran accuses US, British and Pakistani intelligence services of supporting Jundallah.

  • Fred - 2012-03-27 16:49

    The biggest funder of terrorism in the world has dismantled a terrorist group

      Fidel - 2012-03-27 17:35

      No Fred, that would be Saudi Arabia, but off course this is never mentioned as the Saudis are the benefactors of so many US politicians, including the Bush family.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-27 19:05

      Reading this headline: For a moment I thought the Iranian government had resigned !!!!!

      Anneck - 2012-03-28 23:21

      Lol, Fidel's comments are a joke.

  • Cormagh - 2012-03-27 17:50

    Terrorist Group in quotes? You don't believe there are terrorists that hate the Iranians?

      Fidel - 2012-03-27 18:01

      MEK being just one, that recently have been declassified by the Americans as a terrorist group, and it is alleged that they have been engaged with the Israelis in state terrorism that has targeted Iranian nuclear scientist.

      Anneck - 2012-03-28 23:23

      Wow Fidel! You just reading that stuff in the news now? Lol

  • Anneck - 2012-03-28 23:20

    Phew, for a moment there, I thought they had arrested more American hikers.

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