Skip to comments.IRAN: SEPARATISTS CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR BALUCHISTAN ATTACK
Posted on 02/02/2007 9:10:40 PM PST by Valin
Tehran, 2 Feb. (AKI) - Jondallah, the main armed separatist group of Iranian Baluchistan, has claimed responsibility Friday for an attack the previous night in Zahedan, the capital of Iranian Baluchistan, which killed four security officials . "The commando of martyr Ahmad Dehmordeh wanted to remind the regime of the Islamic Republic, which is now celebration its birth (the 28th anniversary of the 1979 revolution) that it is not supported by the people of Baluchistan and it must not feel safe there," the group said in a statement delivered to Adnkronos International (AKI).
Celebrations for the 28th anniversary of the Iranian revolution began on Thursday and will end on 11 February.
Since the Jondallah militant group led by Abdol Malek Righi was set up two years ago, at least 34 people have died in attacks carried out by its members against officials of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, and Iranian police.
Tehran claims Righi and his militants are "terrorists hired by foreign powers."
Do you know anything about these guys? I did a Goggle search and the pickings are slim.
Need a scorecard. I'm sure they hate Crusaders and Jews though. Use 'em while we can.
Get used to it Monkey Boy, this is only the beginning....
There is a wealth of information on the group - got to try different spellings, i.e. Persian vs. English pronunciation and alphabet can be challenging.
Here are a few previous articles regarding the group.
They don't like the Iranian regime.
They don't play nice.
Li'l homegrown terrorism up your arse, pig-boy achmendjoyhohdohdh or whtatever your name is.
I think they just need a timeout.
Seems like Ahmanutjob has a fire in his back yard...
One visit makes it clear that, despite official denials, the government is waging a full-scale military campaign here. Rebel leaders say they have several thousand men under arms, fighting what they estimate are 23,000 Pakistani troops.
During a 24-hour trek on camel, horse and foot across the rugged, stony terrain in early March, the fighting was plain to see. Military jets and surveillance planes flew over the area, and long-range artillery lighted up the distant night sky.
This fight is altogether separate from the Taliban insurgency on Afghanistan's border or the Shiite-Sunni violence that sporadically flares in and around the provincial capital, Quetta, and it threatens to dwarf the nation's other conflicts.
It is about the ethnic rights and self-rule of the Baluch people, who are distinct among Pakistanis. They speak their own language, Baluchi, which has its roots in Persian, and are probably the oldest settlers in the region.
The Baluch are in both Pakistan and Iran
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