Iran busts terrorist cell near Pakistan border

Iran busts terrorist cell near Pakistan border
Supporters of the hard-line religious party, Jamiat Ulema Islam, run from tear gas fired by police to disperse them, during a protest against a bill to merge the tribal region along the Afghan border with its territory, at the main entrance of the provincial assembly in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, May 27, 2018. The assembly of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill to merge the tribal region with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Tehran:  Iranian security forces dismantled a terrorist cell in the southeast province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, seizing a considerable amount of weapons and munitions, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

The terrorist cell was disbanded in Saravan region near Pakistan border following the clash between security forces and terrorists, the police chief of the province said.

“During this operation, significant amounts of light and heavy weapons, several booby traps and suicide vests, and significant amounts of ammunition were confiscated from terrorists,” Brigadier General Mohammad Qanbari was quoted as saying.

The suicide attacker of the terrorist group was also killed, but police forces suffered no casualty, he said.

The report did not specify the time of clash and the affiliation of the group.