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Publish Date: 6:52 - 28 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 28_Iranian security forces have arrested members of a terrorist group in Ahvaz in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan and seized an arms shipment in Javanround in the western province of Kermanshah.

Iran detains members of terrorist group in Ahvaz, busts arms shipment in JavanroudTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-Speaking on Friday, Khuzestan police commander Heidar Abbaszadeh said two main members of the terrorist group were captured after conducting due intelligence and judicial procedures.

The apprehended terrorists have admitted to their crimes during police investigations, he said.

Abbaszadeh did not elaborate which group the detained individuals belonged to.

The group, he said, played a role in instigating violent riots in Ahvaz during protests against fuel price hikes in November.

The November protests descended into violence after riotous elements — some of them armed — infiltrated the protests, perpetrating acts of vandalism against public and private property, according to witnesses and official reports.

In some cases, reports indicated that certain elements had randomly shot at individuals present in the vicinity of protest locations in a bid to provoke further violence and unrest.

Iranian officials have said the attempts were backed by certain foreign states.

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