Al Qaida ‘members’ executed in Iran

Iranian state radio said today that authorities have publicly hanged 14 members of a Sunni rebel group that have been blamed for bombings and killings in southeastern Iran.

Today’s report said the hangings took place 930 miles southeast of the capital Tehran in the city of Zahedan.

The 14 executed rebels included Abdulhamid Rigi who was the brother of Abdulmalik Rigi, the leader of Jundallah ( soldiers of God), a Sunni Muslim group that Iran said has close ties to “foreign forces” in neighbouring Afghanistan, referring to the al-Qaida terror group.


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