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    Revolutionary Guards among at least 20 killed and more than 100 wounded in suicide bombings in south-eastern Iran

    The aftermath of two suicide bombings outside a mosque in Zahedan, Iran. The aftermath of two suicide bombings outside a mosque in Zahedan, Iran. Photograph: AP

    At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in two suicide bombings outside a mosque in south-eastern Iran.

    Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were among those who died when the blast struck outside the main mosque in Zahedan, capital of Sistan-Baluchistan province, the Irna state news agency reported.

    "The first explosion took place behind a checkpoint, and a number of Revolutionary Guard members were killed and injured because of it," Ali Abdollahi, deputy interior minister, told the Fars news agency.

    The head of the province's medical emergency department, Fariborz Rashedi, said: "In the two explosions in Zahedan more than 20 people were killed and over 100 were injured." Local prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh told Irna that 21 people had died.

    The Sunni rebel group Jundulla, or Soldiers of God, claimed responsibility, according to al-Arabiya Television. The attack was in retaliation for the execution of the group's leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, last month.

    Jundulla is accused by Tehran of mounting terrorist attacks with the support of the US, Britain and Pakistan. The government also claims it is linked to al-Qaida.

    "Confessions of Abdolmalek Rigi prove that America, Israel and some European countries are directly involved in the attacks," said Guards official Yadolla Javadi in remarks carried by Fars.

    The group has claimed responsibility for bombings that have killed scores in recent years, including five senior commanders of the Revolutionary Guard last year.

    The insurgents say they are fighting for the rights of the Sunni Baluch minority in south-eastern Iran, whom they claim are discriminated against by the Shia regime.

    In June, the government hanged Rigi in Zahedan, after he was found guilty of carrying out attacks against civilians, armed robbery, and engaging in a disinformation campaign against Tehran.

    His elder brother, Abdulhamid, was executed in May after being captured in Pakistan in 2008 and extradited to Iran.
    Iran mosque hit by bomb blasts | World news | The Guardian
    Last edited by Aryajet; 16 Jul 10,, 17:33.

  • #2
    Its interesting to see how Jundallah has evolved and transformed over the years from banditry and kidnappings to assassinations, car bombs and finally suicide bombers. This evidently not only reflects a major ideological shift towards Islamist extremism within the group, but perhaps also their desperation in the face of the overwhelming odds against their armed-campaign against the I.R.

    Nevertheless, they seems to have recovered after losing their top leader earlier this year. I dont see this problem for Iran going away anytime soon. Not so long as they are able to take shelter in Pakistan’s lawless border regions, with or without Pakistani complicity.

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    • #3
      RIP. I didn't know even Iran was in the cross hairs of these terrorists.

      Is it just a separatist movement or a pan-Islamic (Sunni) kind?
      There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who donít..

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vinod2070 View Post
        Is it just a separatist movement or a pan-Islamic (Sunni) kind?
        Neither. It is an opposition / counter-revolutionary group. Tho it lacks any clear agenda or objectives other than to stage 'spectacular' attacks on Iranian forces, the IRGC in particular, and anything that in their eyes is symbolic of the Islamic Republic, like Shi'a Moslems.

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        • #5
          *Interesting, considering the fact that the US arent funding them and Iran of all countries is complaining about terrorism. Iran has been found more times then you can count funding, training and supplying weapons to those that kill US and NATO troops in the ME. We have solid material proof of this but yet Iran dont recognize it. Me thinks dinnerjacket is just trying to save his own ass from those that are unhappy with his rule.;)
          Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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          • #6
            Dread, Sir!

            Originally posted by Dreadnought View Post
            *Interesting, considering the fact that the US arent funding them and Iran of all countries is complaining about terrorism. Iran has been found more times then you can count funding, training and supplying weapons to those that kill US and NATO troops in the ME. We have solid material proof of this but yet Iran dont recognize it. Me thinks dinnerjacket is just trying to save his own ass from those that are unhappy with his rule.;)
            Ahmadinnerjacket administration has good relationship with Iraqi and Afghan elected governments and I don't believe he wishes any instability in either country. But there are outright autonomous entities in Iran just like French Legionnaire in which every body is welcome in well known training camps, specially if they are Arab nationals and staunch anti Western and anti-Israel stance. These guys don't give a hoot about international relationship, they want to win hearts and souls of every day arab in the streets, and it seems they are.

            They are called Mahdi Army. Ansar hezbollah and other hezboll what ever, they don't take orders from IRI central government, they are under direct command of IRGC who administer and fund these groups.

            These guys take convoy of empty buses into Iraq, fill theme up with new recruits, return back to insurgency training camp, all in broad daylight.

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            • #7
              IMO, the US or NATO forces would not touch Mosques even know they knew there were both insurgents and weapons caches there, even being fired upon from them in some instances. If they wouldnt fire upon them then is hard to believe for one instance they would supporty anything of the same. Especially a terrorist bombing. They own more then enough technology to do it themselves and without loose strings or fingers to point. Dinnerjackets doing nothing but preaching lies to the people of Iran. That and being a complete failure. If he dont keep the airways full of anti American, British Canada and other members hogwash then the people have the instance to see how much of an at home and international failure the regime and its ignorrance really are.

              Dinnerjackets and his regime are one of the last people upon this earth that should be mentioning anything about unfounded allegations of supporting terrorism. The US and NATO have proved Iran funds terror time and time again and yet they still do in several countries.
              Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

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