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Iran has arrested 40 members of a "terrorist group" who plotted to attack military targets in the southeast of the country, the interior minister said Thursday.Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, has been the scene of armed clashes in recent weeks between Iranian forces and Sunni militants.On July 6, Iranian media reported that four Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with armed rebels in Sistan-Baluchistan province without elaborating.The same month, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said it had thwarted a major extremist plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other provinces and arrested suspects, without elaborating.
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