Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed in Suicide Bombing

October 18, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Senior members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards are among perhaps 30 people killed in a suicide attack in south-eastern Iran. The suicide bombing, which occurred early on Sunday morning in the city of Pisheen, in Sistan-Baluchestan province, wounded another 30 people, killed five senior commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard and at least 15 others in an area of southeastern Iran that has been at the center of a simmering Sunni insurgency, state media reported.  The Revolutionary Guards is an elite force fiercely loyal to the tenets of the Islamic revolution of 1979.

The attack, the deadliest attack in Iran in recent years, occurred as officers were inside a car on their way to a meeting between locals from Shia and Sunni communities.  General Nourali Shoushtari, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ armed forces, and General Mohammadzadeh, the Guard’s commander in Sistan-Baluchestan, were killed.  Iran’s state-owned English language TV channel, Press TV, said there were two simultaneous explosions: one at the meeting and another targeting an additional convoy of Guards on their way to the gathering. They also said a Sunni rebel group had claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack.


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