Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul and Raqa with IS: ministry

 08 Jun 2017 - 12:52

Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul and Raqa with IS: ministry

AFP

Tehran: The five men who carried out twin attacks in Tehran were Iranians who joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria before returning last summer, the intelligence ministry said Thursday.

"The five known terrorists... after joining the IS terrorist group, left the country and participated in crimes carried out by this terrorist group in Mosul and Raqa," the ministry said in a statement.

The statement indicates only five people carried out Wednesday's twin attacks, rather than six originally reported.