Monday, 18 February, 2019

Revolutionary Guard members killed in Iran bombing, state media say

Suicide attack kills 20 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Suicide attack on Iran Revolutionary Guards bus kills 20: state news agency
Jeannette Daniel | 14 February, 2019, 07:42

The attack happened on the road between Khash and Zahedan, in the volatile province of Sistan-Balochestan, at the border between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The attack came two days after the regime celebrated the...

But the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, known as TRAC, posted a tweet allegedly showing a message from the Sunni militant group Jaish al Adl, claiming responsibility for the attack.

The assault in impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province - among the worst ever on the Guards - illustrated that Iran's elite force, which answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, can be vulnerable to guerrilla-style operations.

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A senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Iran response to a suicide attack that killed 27 soldiers in southeastern region will not be limited to Iranian borders.

"In this suicide attack a auto filled with explosives blew up beside a bus carrying a unit of the Guard ground forces causing the martyrdom and wounding of a number of the protectors of our Islamic homeland's border", it said.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards corps is a USA designated terror organization.

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Sistan and Baluchistan province, which lies on a major opium trafficking route, has seen occasional clashes between Iranian forces and Baluch separatists, as well as drug traffickers.

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

An official statement said the suicide attack was carried out using "a vehicle full of explosives in the vicinity of a bus carrying a Quds force unit of the IRGC, a group of border guards".

While Iran has been enmeshed in the wars engulfing Syria and neighbouring Iraq, it largely has avoided the bloodshed plaguing the region. The group is blacklisted as a "terrorist group" in Iran.

And in early December a year ago two people were killed and around 40 others wounded in the port city of Chabahar, also in Sistan-Baluchistan, in an attack which Zarif at the time blamed on "foreign-backed terrorists" - a reference to Sunni Muslim extremists.

"Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in Chabahar". "Especially when cohorts of same terrorists cheer it from Warsaw streets & support it with (Twitter) bots?"

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif directly linked the meeting to the attack Wednesday.

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