World Bulletin / News Desk
Iranian news agencies have reported that 16 rebels who were involved in an ambush that killed at least 20 Iranian border guards on Saturday have been hanged in a prison in Zahedan, north-east of Saravan.
The attorney general of the Sistan-Baluchistan province was quoted as saying that the rebels were "linked to groups hostile to the regime".
Saravan's member of parliament, Hedayatollah Mirmoradzehi, also blamed the attack on "anti-revolution guerrillas".
However, despite suspicion, reports that a rebel group known as Jeish Al-Adl being behind the attacks are still unconfirmed.
The troubled region hosts Iran's minority Sunni population, which has complained of discrimination from the Shi'ite regime. It also lies on a common road used by drug traffickers from Afghanistan to Europe.Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 13:15