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Iran FM accuses ‘foreign-backed terrorists’ for Chabahar attack

TEHRAN, Dec 6, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad
Zarif accused “foreign-backed terrorists” for attacks Thursday in the port
city of Chabahar that killed two people and wounded around 40 others.

“Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in Chabahar. As we’ve
made it clear in the past, such crimes won’t go unpunished,” Zarif tweeted.

Chabahar lies in Sistan-Baluchistan province which has long been a
flashpoint, with Pakistan-based Baluchi separatists and Sunni Muslim
extremists carrying out cross-border attacks targeting the Shiite
authorities.

“In 2010, our security services intercepted & captures extremists en route
from UAE. Mark my words: Iran WILL bring terrorists & their masters to
justice” Zarif added in the tweet.

He was referring to the capture, trial and subsequent execution in June
2010 of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of the Sunni militant group Jundallah who
had waged a deadly insurgency in Sistan-Baluchistan.

He was captured while on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgystan after Iranian
fighter jets intercepted the airliner and forced it to land in Iran and
removed Rigi and a number of his companions.

BSS/AFP/RY/20:21 hrs