German special police teams have searched flats linked to 10 suspected Iranian state spies. Germany’s Focus news said the raids took place in Berlin, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg.
In 1997 a Berlin verdict linked top Iranian politicians to the killing of four Iranian Kurdish dissidents.
German investigators concluded that the assassination at Berlin’s Mykonos restaurant in 1992 was the work of Iranian secret service agents.
The force carries out special operations abroad for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and has links to Lebanese Hezbollah militants and the Palestinian Hamas movement.