Group Takes Credit for Attacks Against Iranian Regime
Aryamehr reported on Thursday the news about an armed uprising against the Iranian regime by the Lor, Bakhtiari and Qashqai tribes. During the fighting, young fighters and partisans, armed with hunting rifles and old armament were able to defeat the heavily armed forces of the regime and forced them to retreat. Iran Mania reported that at least 10 Iranian police were killed in the clashes.
Balochistan is the pink shaded area. Zahedan where the attacks took place is pointed out.
ADN Kronos reports:
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.
This is not the first time the regime has faced violence in this region…
Earlier this year, after two bombs exploded at elections in December, authorities arrested a number of suspects in the southeastern city of Zahedan.