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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good news: 5 senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers killed; UPDATE: Make it 6

IRNA - Iran's official news agency - is reporting that five senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers were killed on Sunday morning.
A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people Sunday, including five senior commanders of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, in southeastern Iran, the country's official news agency reported.

The IRNA news agency said the dead included the deputy commander of the Guard's ground force, Gen. Noor Ali Shooshtari, as well as the Guard's chief provincial commander, Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh. Dozens of others were wounded, the report said.

The commanders were inside a car on their way to a meeting in the Pishin region near Iran's border with Pakistan when an attacker with explosives blew himself up, IRNA said.

Iran's parliamentary speaker, Ali Larijani, condemned the assassination of the Guard commanders, saying the bombing was aimed at disrupting security in southeastern Iran.


There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion would likely fall on the Sunni militant group Jundallah, or Soldiers of God, which has carried out attacks against the Revolutionary Guard and against Shiite targets in southeastern Iran.


Israel Radio now reports that there were 29 people killed in all, six of them senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers.

Iran is blaming the United States and Britain for the blast, but Jundallah has taken responsibility.


At 4:27 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Sunni extremists who don't like Iran's Shiite extremists.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

Jundallah seems to be the same affiliation that had a shoot out with Hamas in the Gaza lately. Typical Islam, the nutties are persecuted by the mega nutties.

At 10:16 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Sunnis consider the Shiites to be a heretical apostasy from Islam. They cannot live in peace with other. How do people expect them to live in peace with the world?

This looks like one feud that will never end!

At 1:39 AM, Blogger My America Journal said...

Is killing about 30 people by terrorists’ group good news?
How would you have felt if these were not Iranian, but members of Israeli population?

Terrorism under any color is a despicable act. Shame on you calling it a Good News!


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