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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:31 PM

Bombing Kills 41 Revolutionary Guards in Iran, Government Says

Source: NY Times

TEHRAN — A suicide bomber killed 41 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on a bus in a restive region of southeast Iran on Wednesday, Iranian media reported. It was among the deadliest attacks in Iran in years.

The Revolutionary Guards quickly blamed the United States for the assault, which came during the week that Iran’s leaders have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the American-backed shah in 1979. The Revolutionary Guards did not explain precisely how the Americans could have been involved in the attack.

Dispatches by the official Islamic Republic News Agency and the Fars News Agency said the victims had been traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash near the Pakistan border, a haven for militant separatist groups and drug smugglers.

After initially reporting that at least 20 people had died in the attack, with an additional 20 wounded, Fars updated the death toll to at least 41 — suggesting that everyone on the bus had been killed.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/world/middleeast/iran-bombing.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage



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MicaelS Feb 13 #1

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:18 PM

1. I had no idea that opposition to the regime..

Wss doing that.

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