RNA - Two terrorist operations aiming to be carried out in Kordestan and Khuzestan provinces in Western and Southwestern Iran, respectively were discovered and identified by the forces of country's intelligence ministry, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
It noted that 6 terrorists were arrested and their weapons were seized.
"The terrorists had six AK-47 rifles, three Uzi submachine guns, 17 pistols, eight grenades, night vision goggles, as well as a sizeable amount of ammunition," the statement added.
According to Fars News Agancy, the terrorists intended to carry out several other terrorist attacks in Iran's central cities.
Another plan to transport a big haul of explosives to conduct consecutive blasts in Iran was also foiled in the operation.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour warned that the IRGC will give a crushing response to any move by the terrorist groups, adding that his forces will even chase the terrorists to their hideouts outside Iran's borders.
"Everyone should know that our retaliation for the recent (terrorist) act (by PJAK (the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan) terrorist group) in Marivan (last month) will be crushing. No one knows its place and time but our retaliation will be crushing at any point, including their camp in Northern Iraq," General Pakpour told reporters in Tehran.
He added that 12 members of a team of PJAK terrorists who had martyred 11 Iranian border guards in Marivan were killed in Kermanshah province early last year, while many more were hunted down in other parts of Northern and Northwestern Iran.
General Pakpour also said that 21 ISIL members were also killed early last year in Western Iran, reminding that 28 Iranian border guards have been martyred in the past 4 months.