Iran hangs killer of 11 Revolutionary Guards

February 19, 2007 16:21

Iran executed the bomber at the site of his attack that killed several members of an elite military corps, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Monday. The report said the government hanged Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi in public in Zahedan, capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province, a day after a revolutionary court convicted him for last week's bombing that killed 11 members of the Revolutionary Guards. The Sunni Muslim militant group called Jundallah, or God's Brigade, which has been blamed for past attacks on Iranian troops, has claimed responsibility for last week's bombing. IRNA quoted an unnamed "responsible official" as saying on Friday that Zehi confessed that the attacks were part of US plans to provoke ethnic and religious violence in Iran.

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