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Albania cuts off anti-Iran MKO terrorist group’s internet access

Ashraf 3 in Albania

The Albanian government has cut off access to internet at the camp of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) near the capital Tirana, attempting to tighten the noose around the anti-Iran terrorist group.

It was the latest move by Albania to restrict the terrorist and cyber activities the MKO devises at the Ashraf-3 camp in the northwestern region of Tirana, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Back in June, Albanian police raided the camp on the grounds that the MKO was involved in “terror and cyber attacks” against foreign institutions.

Police in Albania have raided a camp home to the anti-Iran terrorist cult of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO).

Authorities seized 150 computer devices linked to terrorist activities. At least one person was killed and dozens of others were injured during the clashes at the camp.

In early July, Iran gained access to a batch of electronic devices and storage equipment confiscated during the search operation conducted by Albanian police.

Earlier in August, Albanian police reportedly took control of the Ashraf-3 camp and imposed a strict curfew over the entire area.

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The MKO has carried out numerous terrorist attacks against Iranian civilians and government officials since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Out of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks over the past four decades, about 12,000 have fallen victim to the MKO’s acts of terror.

The European Union, Canada, the United States and Japan had previously listed the MKO as a “terrorist organization.”

In 2012, the group was taken off the US list of terrorist organizations. The EU followed suit, removing the group from its list of terrorist organizations.

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