Iran hangs three men for 2019 bombing

Published November 14, 2023

TEHRAN: Iran hanged on Monday three men who were convicted of carrying out 2019 bombing attacks in Sistan-Baluchestan province of Iran, the judiciary said.

The three men were sentenced to death after they were found guilty of bombing attacks targeting a police station and a patrol vehicle in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan province, in 2019.

“The sentences against the perpetrators of bombings in Zahedan were carried out today,” the judiciary’s Mizan Online website quoted the province’s chief justice Ali Mostafavinia as saying.

Mostafavinia said the defendants were also convicted over “receiving military training, transferring and hiding bomb-making materials”.

They were also found guilty of being part of the Jihadist Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) group, which was formed in 2012 and is blacklisted by Iran as a terrorist organisation, according to Mizan.

Unrest in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province, on the border with Pakistan, has over the years involved gangs of drug smugglers.

On Monday, Iran’s official news agency said a conscript was killed and two others injured in a confrontation with an armed group near the border with Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2023

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