20 killed in twin bomb blasts in S.E. Iran

July 15, 2010 22:31

TEHERAN, Iran — An Iranian official says at least 20 people have been killed in twin bombings outside a mosque in southeastern Iran.

Iran's IRNA state news agency quotes the head of the medical emergency department in Sistan-Baluchistan province, Fariborz Rashedi, as saying at least 20 people were killed when the blasts struck in a crowd of Shiite worshippers outside the main mosque in the provincial capital of Zahedan. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.

But the Sistan-Baluchistan province is home to the Jundallah insurgency, a Sunni group that has claimed responsibility for bombings that have killed scores in recent years, including five senior commanders of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard last year.

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