Iranian military commanders killed in suicide attack

October 18th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two senior commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a suicide attack in southeastern Iran, Xinhua reported.
The assassinated officers were identified by the semi-official Fars news agency as Gen. Noor Ali Shooshtari, the deputy commander of the Guard’s ground force, and Rajabali Mohammadzadeh, the Guard’s chief provincial commander.

Fars said the attack, which occurred early Sunday in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan near Iran’s border with Pakistan, killed 20 and injured dozens of others.

The attack occurred when the officers were on their way to attend a meeting in the Pishin region with local religious groups, Fars said, adding that the casualties also included some local tribal heads.

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