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Iran Reveals New Details on Rigi's Arrest

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Ringleader of the Jundollah terrorist group Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested by Iranian intelligence operatives on board a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan, an informed source announced on Tuesday.

"Rigi intended to go to Kyrgyzstan from Dubai onboard a plane, but in disguise and using a fake name and identification cards, when he was arrested by the Iranian intelligence forces," the informed source told Iran's state-run TV on the condition of the anonymity.

The source reminded Iran's intelligence supremacy over the terrorist group, and added that Rigi's moves had already come under the full surveillance of the Iranian intelligence forces.

"Following proper coordination between the Iranian intelligence ministry and the country's aviation authorities, the plane was forced to land when it entered Iran's airspace," he added.

"Jundollah's ringleader and his aide were arrested immediately after," the source said, adding that the plane continued its flight to Kyrgyzstan after the operation was accomplished.

Iran announced on Tuesday that it has arrested Rigi after intensive and long term intelligence and security operations.

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar told reporters that Rigi was arrested outside the country as he was preparing for a new act of sabotage in Iran.

The Jundallah group has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran. The group has carried out mass murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, acts of sabotage and bombings. They have targeted civilians and government officials as well as all ranks of Iran's military.

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