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Iran suicide bombing 'kills 20 Revolutionary Guards'

February 14, 2019 5:11 am

At least 20 Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Iran, state media say.

The bomber targeted a bus transporting personnel on the Khash-Zahedan road in Sistan-Baluchestan province, near the border with Pakistan.

Another 20 Guards were wounded in the attack, the official Irna news agency cited an “informed source” as saying.

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The Sunni Muslim militant group, Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), has said it was behind the bombing.

Jaish al-Adl took up arms in 2012 to fight for what it says are the rights of Iranian Sunnis, who complain of discrimination by the Shia establishment.

The group has carried out several recent attacks against security personnel in Sistan-Baluchestan, which has a large mainly Sunni ethnic Baluchi community.

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