16 rebels hanged in Iran after clash

Iran has reportedly hanged 16 fighters responsible for the deaths of at least 20 Iranian soldiers in an ambush earlier this morning.

16 rebels hanged in Iran after clash

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
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