Iran Armed Opposition Unit Arrested Near Iraq

Published November 23rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A team of Iran's main armed opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen, was arrested by intelligence officials in the western Lorestan province close to Iraq, the official IRNA news agency reported Thursday. 

According to the report, the team had "intended to create unrest" in the city of Borujerd on November 11 -- the birthday of Shiite Islam's 12th imam, believed to be the messiah who will return to establish justice on earth. 

The report gave no further details on the number of people arrested or the circumstances. 

The Mujahedeen regularly claims attacks inside the Islamic republic, and their presence in Iraq is a stumbling block to the normalization of relations between Tehran and Baghdad, who have not signed a peace treaty after their 1980-1988 war – TEHRAN (AFP) 



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