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Iran: 5 suspects in Zahedan bombing arrested: local official

Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Prov, Feb 14, IRNA - Five terrorists suspected of involvement in Wednesday morning's terrrorist bombing in Zahedan have been arrested, it was announced here Wednesday.

Soltan-Ali Mir, director-general for political affairs of the provincial governor's office, told IRNA that two of the five suspects were arrested with the help of pedestrians who tipped the police.

Several handgrenades and a video camera were seized from the two terrorists, he added.

The three other suspects were arrested hours ago, the official added. It was earlier reported by the Interior Ministry that one suspect was arrested.

Mir further announced that one of the main elements behind the recent unrest in Sistan-Baluchestan province and a member of a terrorist group was killed during armed clashes with police forces yesterday.

At least 11 people have been confirmed martyred and over 30 injured in this morning's terrorist bombing of a bus in Zahedan, capital of this southeastern province.

Local Police Commander Colonel Qasem Rezaei told IRNA that the terrorist attack was perpetrated by "saboteurs" who detonated a car bomb near a bus belonging to Zahedan's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).

The bus was a transport vehicle of the local IRGC, an eyewitness said.

He said the terrorists opened fire on the bus to make it stop as it was approaching the car where the bomb was placed and detonated it by remote control.

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