DUBAI - Iran thwarted a number of bombing plots in the capital Tehran and other cities, the Intelligence Ministry said on Monday, in what it called a major plot by Sunni Muslim militants against the Shi'ite Islamic Republic.
"In a criminal plot of the anti-Islamic terrorist takfiri groups, a series of bombings had been planned in several places of the country for the coming days ... the terrorists were arrested and some bombs and a huge amount of explosives were seized," the ministry said in a statement on state news agency IRNA.
Takfiri is a term for a hardline Sunni who sees other Muslims as infidels, often as a justification for fighting them.
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