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AHeneen
05-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Iran: Many die in Zahedan mosque bombing
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8072795.stm)

A bomb in a mosque in south-east Iran has killed at least 19 people and injured 60, the governor of Sistan-Baluchestan province said.
The explosion happened in Zahedan, the provincial capital, at the time of evening prayer, Ali Mohammad Azad told Iranian state TV.
He said "terrorists", who had planned to detonate more bombs, were arrested.
The province is often the scene of lawlessness, including clashes between police and drug dealers or militants.
Zahedan is a mainly Sunni Muslim city in a mostly Shia country.

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'Suicide attack'

Part of the Amir al-Mohini mosque was destroyed, the official news agency Irna reported.
Rescue teams were taking out the bodies of the dead and injured.
"It was a terrorist attack and the bomb was exploded by a terrorist," Mr Azad said, according to Irna, adding that members of a terrorist group had been arrested.
Mr Azad said "bandits and terrorists intended to disturb the order in the province before the election considering the insecurity in the eastern neighbouring countries".
Although it occurred in a remote region, the explosion comes at a time of heightened political sensitivity nationally, with just over two weeks before the first round of the presidential election .
Fars news agency quoted witnesses saying the incident had been a suicide attack, and that a second bomb had been defused near the mosque. The reports could not be verified.
Thursday was a public holiday marking the death of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter, Fatima.

Drugs trade

Sistan-Baluchestan is one of the most deprived regions in Iran.
Its location on the borders of both Afghanistan and Pakistan make it a key route in the drugs trade.
Despite Iran's best efforts, a huge proportion of the world's opiates, such as heroin and morphine, are smuggled by heavily armed drugs gangs, often in large convoys.
There are also a number of militants in the area, many of them with links to the drugs gangs, and clashes with the security forces are common.
Two years ago at least 11 people, including members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, were killed by a bomb in Zahedan.
Foreigners are strongly advised to avoid the area, and a recent visit by a number of diplomats was accompanied by extremely heavy security, says the BBC's John Leyne in Tehran.
The insurgency is linked with the area's large Sunni population - at odds with Iran's Shia-led government.
But the Iranian government also accuses the US and Britain of supporting the militants.

noonwitch
05-29-2009, 11:12 AM
It's election season in Iran.

Odysseus
05-29-2009, 02:44 PM
Okay, show of hands: How many people knew that Iran had a Sunni insurgency?

stsinner
05-29-2009, 03:41 PM
If only we could get them praying in that kissing the Earth position for more hours of the day... That would be less time they have to plan and execute attacks.. I advocate 8 months of Ramadan...

Odysseus
05-30-2009, 08:54 AM
If only we could get them praying in that kissing the Earth position for more hours of the day... That would be less time they have to plan and execute attacks.. I advocate 8 months of Ramadan...

Nah, then they'd just be leaner and meaner for the remaining four months.

AHeneen
05-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Those responsible sure had a quick trial and execution...

Iran executes trio for mosque bombing
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8074978.stm)

Three men convicted of bombing an Iranian mosque two days ago have been publicly executed, state media says.

The bombing killed at least 19 people during evening prayers in the south-east city of Zahedan on Thursday.

The three men, who were hanged on Saturday morning near the mosque, were already in custody before the attack.

One Iranian official had earlier accused the US of hiring mercenaries to carry out the bombing - a claim dismissed by Washington.

Authorities said they were tried and had legal representation.

A spokesman for the Sistan-Baluchestan province's judiciary said the three people "confessed to illegally bringing explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing."

Spokesman Hojatoeslam Ebrahim Hamidi added: "They were convicted of being 'mohareb' (enemies of God) and 'corrupt on the earth' and acting against national security," Irna reported

Continued... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8074978.stm)

SarasotaRepub
05-30-2009, 04:09 PM
One Iranian official had earlier accused the US of hiring mercenaries to carry out the bombing - a claim dismissed by Washington.



Damn those Iranian's are good! Who would have thunk the POTUS had the
balls to order this!!! :eek::rolleyes:

CorwinK
05-30-2009, 06:24 PM
Spokesman Hojatoeslam Ebrahim Hamidi added: "They were convicted of being 'mohareb' (enemies of God) and 'corrupt on the earth' and acting against national security," Irna reported



You mean to say that bombing buildings makes you an enemy of god??!! Countless american buildings gone...but one act of homegrown spreading of the fun and its against gods will...the irony of this is astounding

Odysseus
05-31-2009, 02:16 PM
Those responsible sure had a quick trial and execution...

Iran executes trio for mosque bombing
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8074978.stm)

Three men convicted of bombing an Iranian mosque two days ago have been publicly executed, state media says.

The bombing killed at least 19 people during evening prayers in the south-east city of Zahedan on Thursday.

The three men, who were hanged on Saturday morning near the mosque, were already in custody before the attack.
So, they planned this from prison? Or the authorities knew in advance that they were going to do it but let it happen? I wonder if there are "truthers" in Iran?


One Iranian official had earlier accused the US of hiring mercenaries to carry out the bombing - a claim dismissed by Washington.
Continued... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8074978.stm)
But, I thought that we were going to sit down with each other, without preconditions, and open our hands, possibly even sing a chorus of Kumbaya! What happened? The Iranians are blaming us for this, despite Obama's outreach to them and renunciations of the previous administration's policies? How, oh how can this be?

I see that new diplomatic initiative is really working out for America. :rolleyes: