IRAN: Suspected Al Qaeda members arrested with alleged propaganda
Iran seems to think so.
Iranian security forces arrested seven alleged Al Qaeda operatives in the northwestern city of Sardasht, the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted an unnamed official as saying Wednesday.
The operatives had been identified nearly a month ago and were arrested after judiciary authorities gave a green light, the official said.
Were they caught with bombs or suicide vests?
"The suspects were nabbed with an appreciable number of books, leaflets and documents about Wahhabism and other depraved cults,” the official said. "They sought to sow sectarian discord, but they were finally arrested by security forces and handed over to the judiciary."
-- Los Angeles Times
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