Three Iran Guards Killed in Drive-by Attack in Southeast

 In Iran, Middle East, N11

Three mem­bers of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed by unknown assailants on Tuesday in the country’s south­east­ern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, state media report­ed.

“At 4 PM (1230 GMT) today, two cars belong­ing to Nikshahr county’s Basij (state-sanc­tioned vol­un­teer mili­tia) were attacked by the pas­sen­gers of a Peugeot 405 while on the road,” IRNA news agency said, quot­ing a state­ment by the Guards.

A Guards’ member was also wound­ed, it added, saying the iden­ti­ty of the assailants was under inves­ti­ga­tion.

Sistan-Baluchistan has long been a flash­point where Pakistan-based Baluchi sep­a­ratists and jihadists carry out cross-border raids.

The jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (“Army of Justice”) has in the past attacked and abducted Iranian security personnel.

In one inci­dent, 27 guards died in a sui­cide attack tar­get­ing a bus in the province in February 2019.

Jaish al-Adl was formed in 2012 as a suc­ces­sor to the Sunni extrem­ist group Jundallah (Soldiers of God), which waged a deadly insur­gency for a decade before it was severe­ly weak­ened by the cap­ture and exe­cu­tion of its leader Abdolmalek Rigi in 2010.

The Defense Post source|articles

Recommended Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search