Iran executes Jundollah member

Nov 30, -0001
TEHRAN: Iran executed on Monday a brother of the jailed leader of Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundollah (God's Soldiers), the official IRNA news agency reported.

Abdolhamid Rigi, a convicted Jundollah member, was hanged in a prison in the southeastern city of Zahedan, IRNA said.

Iran detained Jundollah leader Abdolmalek Rigi in February, accusing his group of being behind a bombing which killed dozens of people last year. Iranian officials say it has links to al Qaeda and support from Pakistan, Britain and the United States. AGENCIES


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