Iran arrests 10 IS members suspected of plotting attacks on Ashura worshipers

Iran’s intelligence ministry says it has arrested 10 Islamic State suspects who were planning attacks targeting religious commemorations, days ahead of the major Shiite mourning ritual of Ashura.

The ministry says that “10 Daesh terrorists,” using another name for the Islamic State group, have been arrested, adding that they were “sent to carry out several terror operations among the mourners.”

Two intelligence agents were injured in a gun battle during the arrests, it adds.

Iran is currently commemorating the first 10 days of the Islamic holy month of Muharram, culminating in Ashura on Monday, when worshipers throng mosques and take part in processions.

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