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Iran arrests "UK-linked terrorists"

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TEHRAN, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Intelligence Ministry said it has arrested four UK-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan, who carried out five assassinations in the last two years, the local satellite Press TV reported on Thursday.

The detainees, affiliated to "Komalah" group, said they were given promise of 20,000 U.S. dollars for each murder, but they only received 8,000 U.S. dollars after accomplishing the mission, according to the report.

Komalah is a Kurdish political party in Iran's western Kurdistan province.

Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Britain was suspected to have carried out secret espionage activities in the country, and funded and supported certain terrorist groups against the Islamic Republic, said the report.

According to Press TV, the detainees, Majid Bakhtiar, Hajeer Ebrahimi, Loqman Moradi and Zanyar Moradi, have confessed to getting orders from their commander "Jalil Fattahi" who now lives in Britain.

Fattahi, one of the commanders of the Komalah "terrorist group", gave them the orders in the Iraqi northeastern city of Suleymaniye and delivered to them weapons and cash on the Iran-Iraq border, added the report.

Weaponry and documents were confiscated from the group, said Press TV without giving the arrest date and the leak of information from the ministry.

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