The IRGC’s Qods Headquarters dispatched its units to Qasr-e Qand town after obtaining information about the presence of a Takfiri terrorist group in the area and engaged in fighting with the group in mountainous areas on Thursday noon, the IRGC said in a Thursday statement.
The statement did not provide further details about the number of terrorists killed and wounded in the clashes and their affiliation but noted that a number of the assailants escaped.
“During the anti-terror operation, the IRGC’s Qods Headquarters fighters destroyed a vehicle laden with 600 kilograms of explosives, seized five bombs ready to be used in suicide attacks, 700 kilograms of explosives, tens of thousands of bullets and a number of weapons and ammunition,” the statement read.
The IRGC stressed that the anti-terror operations will continue until all the fugitive terrorists are captured, noting that future developments will be announced to the public.
On Wednesday, Iranian security forces killed two terrorists and arrested five others in Chabahar, another city in Sistan-and-Baluchestan province, and arrested another terrorist group in the western province of Kordestan.
According to informed sources, the terrorists belonged to the so-called Ansar al-Furqan group.
A number of explosive vests and some explosives and ammunitions were also seized from the terrorists.
This came in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, which killed at least 17 people and injured over 50 others.
On June 7, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.
Iran has arrested dozens of terrorists since the Tehran attacks.