Iran warned Russia of security threat before Moscow attack: sources

Iran warned Russia of security threat before Moscow attack: sources
Iran warned Russia of security threat before Moscow attack: sources
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“Days before the attack in Russia, Tehran shared information with Moscow about a possible major terrorist attack inside Russia that was acquired during interrogations of those arrested in connection with deadly attacks in Iran,” a source said.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in January it had arrested 35 people in connection with two bombings on Jan. 3 in the southeastern city of Kerman that killed nearly 100 people. On January 19, the ministry said it arrested a commander of Isis-Khorasan (Isis-K), an Islamic State affiliate based in Afghanistan.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the explosions in Iran, the bloodiest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. US intelligence sources said Isis-K carried out the January 3 attacks in Iran and March 22 attacks in Moscow.

Islamic State once occupied large swaths of Iraq and Syria, imposing a reign of terror and inspiring lone wolf attacks in Western countries, but was declared territorially defeated in 2017.

However, Isis-K, one of its most fearsome offshoots, has again raised the group’s profile with large-scale bloodshed.

Isis-K, named after an ancient term for a region encompassing parts of Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, emerged in eastern Afghanistan in late 2014 and quickly established a reputation for extreme brutality.


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