Posted by: JWP | 10/21/2009

Iran’s Enemy Is Not America’s Friend

On Oct. 18, a suicide bomber in southeastern Iran killed at least 42 people and wounded scores of others in a lethal attack on senior commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Jundallah emerged in 2003, spawned by the Baluchi Autonomist Movement of the 1980s and 1990s. The movement’s militants attempted to assassinatePresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 at Zabol along Iran’s eastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three months later, the group killed civilians at nearby Tasuki just before the Iranian New Year. The group took responsibility for fatal car bomb attacks on the IRGC at Zahedan and Saravan in 2007, 2008, and earlier this year. The Jundallah also has attacked Shiite mosques andkidnapped civilians. The Iranian government has retaliated by executing captured militants. MORE

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