Iran on Sunday claimed to have caught three “Israeli spies” during a joint operation with Afghanistan’s Taliban.
According to the state television, the three persons are said to be of Iranian nationality and were allegedly working for Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
The "three Mossad agents" were detained in the mountainous region between the two countries, the broadcaster said.
It said that the three had been "planning to launch kamikaze drone attacks from the Afghan border towards targets in Iran".
They "will be transferred to Iran for interrogation", it reported, without elaborating.
The development came a day after a Taliban delegation arrived in Tehran on Saturday for meetings with top officials including Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
This isn’t the first time that Iran has claimed to have foiled Israeli activities in its land.
In August, Iranian security services claimed to have thwarted an Israeli conspiracy to sabotage its ballistic missile production. Several people were arrested.
Tehran also accused Israel of being behind a January drone attack on a defence ministry site in the central province of Isfahan.