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6/6/09

Iran executes terrorist leader's brother

Source: Press TV

Two members of the Jundullah terrorist group who were involved in terrorism in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan have been executed.

"Abdolhamid Rigi, brother of the notorious terrorist leader Abdolmalek Rigi, was hanged in provincial capital city Zahedan Saturday morning," ISNA quoted a source in the Justice Administration of Sistan-Baluchestan.

"Abdolhamid Rigi has been sentenced to death on charges of moharebe [enmity of God], through membership at his brother's terrorist cell. He was executed after his verdict had been approved by Iran's Supreme Court," the source added.

"Warring against the Islamic Republic of Iran, storage of ammunition and weapons and smuggling of drugs are among other charges."

Zahedan is a city in southeastern Iran and the capital of the province of Sistan o Baluchestan. The city had an estimated population of 580,071 in 2005. Zahedan is located near the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, at an altitude of 1,352 meters above sea level and at a distance of 1,605 kms from the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Pakistani authorities handed over Abdolhamid Rigi and three other members of the Jundullah group to Iran last year.

Reza Qalandarzehi was also executed on Saturday on the same charges.

The Pakistan-based Jundullah terror group claimed responsibility for a major terrorist attack in a mosque in Zahedan near Iran's southeastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The bomb blast killed 25 people and wounded 125 others last week.

Iran police kill four saboteurs

Iranian police officers have killed four saboteurs in armed clashes on Zahedan-Bam road in southeastern Iran, reports say.

"Four armed saboteurs were killed during a deadly clash with police officers of Sistan-Baluchestan Province," provincial police commander Gholam-Ali Nekouei told reporters on Saturday.

He added that a tanker also burst into flames in the clash, which left its driver dead.

The event took place following a rare terrorist attack in a mosque in Zahedan near Iran's southeastern border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Pakistan-based Jundullah terror group claimed responsibility for the terrorist blast which killed 25 people and wounded 125 others last week.

Nekouei said that the mosque blast in Zahedan was part of a scenario to discourage the Iranian people from participating in the June 12 presidential election.

Jundullah's ring leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, has called on Sunni clerics to dishearten people from voting, threatening to assassinate those who refuse to do so.

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