Ten Iranian agents who were reportedly spying on Israeli targets were arrested on Tuesday in Germany. The arrests took place as security forces raided the homes and apartments used by the Quds Force agents.

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Ten Iranian agents who were operating in Germany were arrested on Tuesday by local security forces. The German Bild newspaper reported that the agents had been collecting information on Israeli targets in Berlin, Baden-Baden and Bavaria, according to Israel Television News Company.

The arrests were carried out when the forces raided several homes and apartments across the country. The spies are members of Iran’s Quds Force—the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite unit that is in charge of the organization’s foreign operations.

While German security officials confirmed the arrests during a press conference earlier today, the news report claiming that the agents were collecting information on Israeli targets has not been confirmed.