Members of Israeli ‘spy’ agency Mossad trying to blow up an Iranian military facility using eight powerful bombs have been arrested, Iranian Intelligence Ministry has claimed.
The alleged act of sabotage took place on July 23. On Wednesday, the ministry revealed more details of the ‘failed terror attack,’ Iranian state media reported.
"Those who were supposed to carry out this plot were members of the anti-Iran terrorist group Komoleh which now works as a mercenary and proxy group for Mossad," the ministry said.
It noted that "its agents, after arresting the terrorists, let them to remain in touch with Mossad’s officers in order to identify and apprehend other members of this terror ring.” It then “achieved its goal and captured the other members of the cell.”
"The terrorists had so many weapons and pieces of equipment that they had to inset them into appliances carried by human porters across the border," it added.
The ammunition comprised of 8 powerful bombs for the detonation of the main target and 8 smaller ones meant to obliterate devices used in the operation.
Several hand pistols, cellphones, laptops, fake ID cards and a significant amount of money in Iranian rials and foreign currencies were also recovered from the team.