Iran intelligence ministry says it foiled largest-ever terror plot

June 20, 2016 3:56 PM

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Iranian intelligence officers said Monday they thwarted one of the largest terrorist plots ever organized against the country, with plans to bomb the capital of Tehran and other locations, according to Iranian media outlets.

A statement from the Iranian intelligence ministry, cited by Iranian media, said that attacks were planned by Sunni extremists, but provided little other detail.

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