Iran's Intelligence Ministry identified and seized an arms shipment in Javanroud, a city in the Western province of Kermanshah on Friday.

Iran Press/Iran News: The shipment had been brought into the country to create insecurity, the Intelligence Ministry report said.

Iranian security forces disrupted recruitment activities by terrorist elements in Javanroud in the past, Iran Press reported.

Iranian security forces also announced on Friday that they have managed to bust an armed terrorist group in the Southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Speaking on Friday, Khuzestan police commander Heidar Abbaszadeh said two main members of a terrorist group were captured after intelligence operations in the central city of province Ahvaz.

The apprehended terrorists have admitted to their crimes during police investigations, he said.

The group, he said, played a role in instigating violent riots in Ahwaz during protests against fuel price hikes in November.

The November protests descended into violence after rioters infiltrated the protests, perpetrating acts of vandalism against public and private property.

Earlier this week, the Judiciary said a haul of American-made weapons had been seized in the central city of Isfahan.

In mid-November, the Iranian government raised gasoline prices in order to slow down rising levels of petrol consumption in the country.

The move prompted protests in a number of cities that went largely peaceful but turned violent when armed rioters took advantage of the situation to vandalize public and state property, and attack civilians and security forces alike.

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