Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rare Suicide Bombing in Iran Kills 4

From The New York Times:

TEHRAN — Employing a tactic not seen in Iran before, a suicide bomber affiliated with a Sunni militant group killed four people and wounded 12 in an attack early Monday in Saravan, a southeastern city, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The group, Jundallah, has attacked Iranian armed forces and Revolutionary Guards in the past. But this was the first time it had used a suicide bombing similar to those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“This group has killed many innocent and defenseless civilians in the past, and the security forces have killed their members,” IRNA reported without providing further information.

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