Alwaght- Iran's security forces have prevented two terror plots in southeastern and northwestern parts of the country ahead of Friday's elections.
The two counterterrorism operations were carried out in southeastern Iran on February 8 and on February 24 in Iran’s northwest.
Iran's Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, told reporters on Saturday that that a “Takfiri element” was nabbed in Iran’s southeastern border regions on February 8, and added that the terrorist had two remote-control handmade bombs.
He revealed that security forces also seized explosive materials as well as a magnetic bomb from the terrorist.
Alavi pointed out that on February 24, Iranian intelligence and security forces also apprehended hirelings of a terrorist group that intended to penetrate into the country via western border frontier regions and carry out acts of terror inside Iran.
Another team uncovered six suicide bests, nine electronic fuses, explosive powder and four British-made timer sensors in the second raid, he added.
The minister reassured that Iran faced no terrorist threat in the wake of the two operations adding that "there is no blind spot on the Intelligence Ministry's radar". Alwavi said the Intelligence Ministry will do its utmost to establish sustainable security in the country and prevent hostile elements from threatening Iran's security and stability.