Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bandits Kill Eight Iranian Police

Khaleej Times Online:
Armed bandits killed eight Iranian police and wounded three others in an ambush in southern Iran on Saturday; the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. “In this ambush eight Iranian police were martyred, and another three were wounded on the road from Bam to Zahedan,” in the southeast of the country, an informed source in the town of Bam was quoted as saying.

The report did not elaborate on the identity of the armed group but said police had started an exhaustive search of the area. READ MORE

In May 2006 a hardline Sunni militant group claimed responsibility for the execution-style murders of 12 civilians in Iran’s restive southeast.

Official media said that the victims were shot in cold blood on the side of a highway between the cities of Kerman and Bam, around 200 kilometers (130 miles) west of where the borders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan meet.