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Iran sheds light on arrested terror suspects

Press TV - Iran's Intelligence Ministry has disclosed few details about an 'Israeli-backed' terrorist group which was plotting a wave of bombings in the country.

Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said on Monday that the ministry had picked up on a series of suspicious activities which prompted the agency to focus its attention on the suspects.

The Iranian minister made the remarks after an announcement on Sunday that the country's intelligence forces had arrested "a group of deceived elements ... who wanted to carry out explosions, particularly before the June presidential election."

"The leading members of the group who have so far been arrested are less than 10 people," Mohseni-Eje'i said.

He added that the group comprised of three wings -- the leading wing, the supporting wing and a wing in charge of supplying required equipment.

Due to the sensitivity of the matter, however; Mohseni-Eje'i did not add further details about the group but said more information would be released once the ministry studies every aspect of their plots.

The fresh terrorist plot came after Iran in 2008 said it disbanded a terrorist cell supported by Britain, Israel and the United States responsible for killing 13 civilians and injuring more than 200 Iranians in a blast in the southern city of Shiraz.

The Intelligence Ministry later announced that the terrorist group had also planned to target Iranian oil pipelines, Tehran's international book fair as well as scientific, religious and educational centers, and other crowded locations in different cities.

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