IRAN’S intelligence ministry said yesterday that its forces had detained 27 militants linked to Isis who planned to carry out terrorist attacks at religious cities in the country.
The ministry said in a statement on its website that they had been identified during an exchange of intelligence with another country’s intelligence service ahead of President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration for a new term of office.
The report did not name the country that Iran exchanged the intelligence with, or mention where the militants were arrested.
It said 10 of them had been detained at a “control centre” abroad and sent to Iran, while 17 others were arrested inside the country.
The ministry added that five of the militants had planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Iran and the others were their supporters.
Isis gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the Iranian parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7.