State tv in Iran reported on Sunday that three Iranians it mentioned have been brokers in Israel’s spy company Mossad have been detained in a joint operation with Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities.
The “three Mossad brokers who held Iranian nationality” have been detained within the mountainous area between the 2 international locations, the broadcaster mentioned.
Information of the arrests got here after a Taliban delegation arrived in Tehran on Saturday for conferences with prime officers together with International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
State tv mentioned the three had been “planning to launch kamikaze drone assaults from the Afghan border in direction of targets in Iran”.
They “can be transferred to Iran for interrogation”, it reported, with out elaborating.
The Islamic republic doesn’t recognise Israel, its arch enemy, and the 2 international locations have engaged in a shadow warfare for years.
Tehran accuses Israel of getting carried out a wave of sabotage assaults and assassinations concentrating on its nuclear programme.
In August, safety providers claimed to have foiled an Israeli plot to sabotage its ballistic missile manufacturing, and mentioned a number of individuals had been arrested.
Tehran has additionally accused Israel of being behind a January drone assault on a defence ministry web site within the central province of Isfahan.
Iran hailed as a “success” the October 7 assaults by Palestinian Hamas militants in Israel, which officers there say killed 1,400 individuals, largely civilians.
Hamas additionally seized 240 hostages, Israel says, and took them again to the Gaza Strip.
Israel has since unleashed a withering bombing marketing campaign in opposition to densely populated Gaza, killing 9,770 individuals, largely civilians, the Hamas-run well being ministry says.
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