Iran averted major terrorist suicide attacks in Tehran 

Iran averted major terrorist suicide attacks in Tehran 

TEHRAN: (APP) Iran's intelligence ministry said Monday it had thwarted a major militants plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other parts of the country, state media reported.

"One of the biggest takfiri terrorist plots was discovered and foiled," the official IRNA news agency quoted the ministry as saying, using terms applied by Iran to extremist groups.

"A series of bomb attacks prepared in various areas deep inside the country and especially in Tehran and some other provinces... were foiled, the terrorists were arrested and a number of ready-made bombs were recovered," it said.

No more details were provided. The ministry said more information would come following investigations "both inside and outside the country."

The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, told the ISNA news agency the plot included plans for "suicide attacks in Tehran".