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The attack on the Russian consulate in Iran prevented

May 15 2008
06:01

Iranian authorities have detained militants who were preparing an attack on Russian consulate. As the head of Iranian intelligence Golamhosseyn Mohseni-Ajay, arrests were made in the investigation of the terrorist attacks on a mosque in Shiraz.

"Those who are behind this incident, also tried to blow up one of the Consulate General of Russia", - said the head of the Iranian intelligence service, without specifying details. Total detained 15 suspects, and they are all Iranians, reports Reuters.

Earlier, Iran accused the U.S. and UK in support of the group, carried out the attack in a mosque in Shiraz on April 12, 2008., Which killed 9 people and over 100 injured.

The incident occurred at a time when the local imam uttered the weekly sermon, the theme of which was censured extremist trends in Islam and the spread of beliefs, Baha'is. During the explosion in the mosque were about 800 believers. The explosion was so strong that within a radius of one kilometer in glass houses were shaking. According to police, the mosque has worked an improvised explosive device, according to RBC.
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