Three armed members of a Takfiri terrorist cell were shot to death on Tuesday in clashes with Iranian security forces in the western province of Kermanshah, the Tasnim news agency reported.
Speaking to reporters in Kermanshah, the province's capital city, Brigadier General Manouchehr Amanollahi said after receiving information about the presence of three Takfiri terrorists in the city, the issue was put high on the agenda of the intelligence forces.
Based on the information, a team of Special Forces in cooperation with intelligence forces mounted an attack on the hideout of the terrorists on Tuesday morning, he noted.
After clashing with the three Takfiri terrorists, the security forces managed to kill all of them, the police chief added.
Takfiris have been classified by some commentators as violent offshoots of the Salafi movement, yet while Salafism is seen as a form of 'fundamentalist Islam', it is not an inherently violent movement that condones terrorism. Takfiris, on the other hand, condone acts of violence as legitimate methods of achieving religious or political goals.