Thursday, 14 February 2019

Bombing kills 20 Revolutionary Guards in Iran

An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group operating across the border in Pakistan reportedly claimed the assault.

TEHRAN: A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country's southeast, state media reported. 

An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group operating across the border in Pakistan reportedly claimed the assault.

 The bombing came on the same day a US-led conference in Warsaw was to include discussions on what America describes as Iran's malign influence across the wider Mideast. 

It also comes two days after Iran marked the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution and four decades of tense relations with the West. 

The state-run IRNA news agency, citing what it described as an "informed source", reported the attack on the Guard in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. 

 The Guard is a major economic and military power in Iran, answerable only to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

It later issued a statement saying a vehicle loaded with explosives targeted a bus carrying border guards affiliated with its force. 

Both official and semi-official Iranian media outlets balmed Wednesday's bombing on Jaish al-Adl, or "Army of Justice", saying the group had claimed the attack.
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