Iran says it has arrested ‘Zionist regime-backed terrorist team’

(JTA) — Iranian intelligence has arrested a "Zionist regime-backed terrorist team," the official Iranian news agency reported.

"The terrorists had planned to carry out terrorist operations inside the country but they were arrested before implementing their plan," IRNA, the Islamic Republic News Agency, reported Tuesday, citing the intelligence ministry. All of the members of the team were "identified and arrested by Iranian security forces."

The report said that more details would be released later.

Weaponry and telecommunications equipment belonging to what the IRNA called "mercenaries" also was seized, The Associated Press reported.

The report did not say when the arrests took place.
 

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