An Iranian terror attack targeting an Israeli embassy in one of Africa’s eastern countries was thwarted in January, Kan 11 News reported on Monday.
Citing Western intelligence sources, the report said that Tehran sent agents to the unnamed country for the purpose of gathering information about the Israeli, American, and Emirati embassies in order to carry out an attack against one of them.
Kan 11 News did not stipulate which agencies foiled the terrorist operation but mentioned that some of the Iranian agents were arrested in the African state and some in other locations.
Several agents were of European nationality, besides their Iranian citizenship, the report noted.
The sources cited by Kan further said that the operation was conducted in part as an attempt to avenge the killing of top Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and nuclear project chief Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, 2020. Fakhrizadeh was assassinated on Nov. 27, 2020 in the outskirts of Tehran.
On Friday, a blast of an improvised explosive device shook Israel’s Embassy in New Delhi, India. No casualties or damage was inflicted on the facility, but several vehicles were damaged in the incident.
Source » israelhayom