Iran says Mossad drone attack foiled, 3 ‘agents’ arrested

Iran said on Sunday that it foiled a Mossad drone attack in eastern Iran after arresting three local agents of the Israeli spy agency in a joint operation with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) near its eastern borders with Afghanistan.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry in cooperation with Afghanistan’s IEA “neutralized a drone attack by the Israeli regime’s spy agency Mossad in eastern Iran,” said a report by the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

“Three Mossad agents of Iranian nationality were arrested in mountainous areas between Iran and Afghanistan in a joint operation,” said the agency.

“The three agents had planned to launch suicide drones from the Afghan border areas towards targets in Iran,” it said, without naming the targets.

“The suspects will soon be handed over by Taliban (IEA) authorities to Iran,” it added.

Israeli officials have yet to make any comment on the report.

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