Skip to comments.Tehran Hangs 16 to Avenge Border Attack
Posted on 10/27/2013 1:00:21 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Iranian authorities hanged on Saturday 16 rebels of an unspecified armed group in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards near the frontier with Pakistan. Iranian media said three guards were captured by bandits.
The 16 were executed on Saturday morning hours after the rebels ambushed the border guards near the town of Saravan in southeast Iran, local judicial official Mohammad Marzieh told the Fars news agency.
The border guards were killed by the armed group following clashes Friday night. These individuals were executed this Saturday morning in response to the terrorist action of last evening at Saravan and the martyrdom of the border guards, Zahedan public prosecutor Mohammad Marzieh said, ISNA said.
The reports gave no details on the identity of the gunmen who had killed the border guards, but the area has a history of unrest, with the mainly Sunni Muslim population complaining of discrimination by Irans Shiite authorities.
Jundullah, an armed group which Iran claims is linked to Al-Qaeda, has claimed a number of attacks and kidnappings since 2003, including a 2010 suicide bombing that killed dozens of people at a Shiite congregation.
We want Pakistani officials to take steps regarding more serious and stronger control of their borders than in the past, Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi told ISNA.
Abdollahi said Iran was working to free the captured guards.
Eric Holder just laughs
It’s a sad day in America when Iran has better border security than us. If the Kenyan chimp in the oval office had any brains he could take a lesson from this on how to stop the illegal spicks from running roughshod over America.
I don’t see anything about the miscreants being captured. Did the authorities just go round up some local Sunnis and hang them?
Does anything still think the kenyan chimp does not intend for the illegal spicks to be running roughshod over America?
..."rebels" of an unspecified armed group in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards near the frontier with Pakistan. Iranian media said three guards were captured by "bandits."I believe Iran is going to regret it when US forces are completely out of Afghanistan. Their neighbors, the pseudostate of Pakistan, is a lawless Islamofascist hell-hole, just like Afghanistan.
Wait a second....are we really holding up Iran as our model of a “just” society?