The Iranian Ministry of Security announced the arrest of members of a large Israeli “terrorist” network, in possession of 43 bombs, as the “terrorists” were planning to carry out several sabotage acts on the eve of the holy month of Muharram, including carrying out a bombing near the shrine of Qassem Soleimani.
The Ministry of Security said in a statement that the terrorist network members were planning to carry out many sabotage acts in the provinces of Tehran, Kerman, Isfahan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, Kurdistan and Mazandaran.
The statement added, “The members of this network, linked to the Zionist Mossad, through terrorist centers located in Denmark and the Netherlands and supported financially and technically by the Zionist entity, planned to carry out several terrorist operations in the aforementioned governorates on the eve of the holy month of Muharram”.
The statement added that among the operations that the “terrorists” were planning was an explosion at the site of the tomb of the mujahid Lieutenant-General Hajj Qassem Suleiman, as well as the bombing of some popular gathering centers and fuel filling stations, as well as the bombing of electricity towers and gas stations to disrupt the provision of local and export needs and other similar targets, and 43 bombs with high destructive capacity and remote control capabilities that were in the possession of the terrorists were discovered and defused.
The statement continued, “Among the aforementioned bombs, there are 20 bombs with firing characteristics, which were prepared with the intention of using them against Husseini bodies and processions… In addition, metal structures for various explosives, related detonators, many industrial chemicals and explosive precursors, electronic kits, remote control devices to direct the explosion from a distance, detonating lighters, pistols and hunting rifles, and large quantities of cold weapons and tools used only in riots were seized in the hideouts of the terrorist network”.