Publicado: Jue, Febrero 14, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing

At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing

The IRGC's Qods Headquarters said in a statement that a explosive-laden vehicle rammed into the bus, which was taking the personnel back to their homes.

Known for being volatile, militant groups and drug smugglers frequently operate in the area.

Journalists on Twitter say the terrorist group, Jaish ul Adl have claimed responsibility for the attack, via its Telegram channel. In 2009, more than 40 people, including six Guard commanders, were killed in a suicide attack by extremists in Sistan and Baluchistan province. Thirteen people were wounded.

The attack came on the heels of Iran's celebrating the 40th anniversary of its revolution, which saw the overthrow of the US -backed shah as well as the founding of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is tasked with preserving the Islamic Republic.

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.

And in October, Jaish al-Adl kidnapped at least 10 security personnel, including several Revolutionary Guards, at a border post in Mirjaveh.

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The attacks come as Iranian officials have said they blame Saudi Arabia and the United States for stirring up dissent in the country. Prince Mohammed is due in Pakistan, a major recepient of the kingdom's largess, in the coming days. There have been sporadic protests in the country as well, incidents applauded by Trump amid Washington's maximalist approach to Tehran.

Zarif tweeted Wednesday night: "Is it no coincidence that Iran is hit by terror on the very day that #WarsawCircus begins?"

Ten members of the Guards were also wounded in the attack, which targeted a bus transporting the security force, according to Fars News Agency.

Neighbouring Pakistan condemned the suicide attack, "Shocked and grieved to hear about the suicide attack on IRGC bus near Zahidan today, in which many lives were lost", Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.

Zarif earlier predicted the Warsaw summit would not be productive for the U.S.

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