Three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed in drive-by attack in southeast

A file photo shows an Iranian man cries during the funeral of members of Revolutionary Guards, who were killed in a suicide attack, in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, February 16, 2019. (AFP)

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.

For all the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

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

The extremist 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.

Read more:

Iran’s IRGC unveils new naval ballistic missile

Trump is a target of Iran for ‘life’ for Soleimani killing: Supreme leader Rep.

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 KSA 19:40 - GMT 16:40
Top