Iran arrests head of U.S.-based terror group

August 1, 2020 - 14:58

TEHRAN — Iranian intelligence forces have arrested the ringleader of a terrorist group called “Tondar”.

“The surveillance of the unknown soldiers of Imam Zaman (Iranian intelligence forces) on a terrorist group based in the U.S. has led to the arrest of this terrorist group’s ringleader,” ISNA reported on Saturday.

The IRIB news reported that the ringleader, Jamshid Sharmahd, who headed an armed act of sabotage in Iran, is now in custody of Iran’s intelligence forces.

According to the report, Sharmahd was behind the 2008 terrorist attack that killed 14 people and wounded 215 others at the Hosseynieh Seyed al-Shohada Mosque in the city of Shiraz.

In recent years, Tondar terror group has been planning to carry out a number of big terrorist operations in Iran, it added.


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