This picture taken on Monday, June 6, 2016 shows a general view of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran said Monday it broke up one of the "biggest terrorist plots" ever on its soil by Sunni extremists planning bombings in Tehran and elsewhere, emphasizing that the Shiite power could be facing threats at home for its military actions in Iraq and Syria. Iran faces several low-level insurgencies, but a major militant attack hasn't struck Tehran since the years immediately following its 1979 Islamic Revolution.Iran's state-run IRNA news agency, citing the Intelligence Ministry, said the attack was supposed to come on the anniversary of the death of the Prophet Mohammad's wife, Khadija, which was marked Thursday in small ceremonies across Iran.Iranian casualties in the war have mounted in recent months, and Daesh often mentions Iran in its propaganda messages.Iran has warned of possible militant assaults targeting the country, which hasn't seen large-scale attacks since the 1980s.A Sunni Arab group also claimed an attack on an oil pipeline in southern Iran last week, while Iranian forces battled the Sunni militant group Jaish al-Adl in its southeast, according to Stratfor, a private intelligence firm based in Austin, Texas.
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