29 Killed In Suicide Attack In Iran

By: CNN
By: CNN
A man carrying explosives blew himself up as participants headed to a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, according to Iranian media reported.

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TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — A man carrying explosives blew himself up as participants headed to a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, according to Iranian media reported.

The blast in Sarbaz in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan wounded 28 others, the semi-official Fars news agency said.

Among those killed were five senior officers of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, Fars said.

Other media outlets offered conflicting figures for the number of dead and wounded.

Among the officers killed was Nour-Ali Shoushtari, the deputy head of the Corps' ground forces, who was in the province to mediate between the two sides, Fars said.

The terrorist group Jundallah — also known as the People's Resistance Movement of Iran — claimed responsibility for the attack, according to state-run Press TV.


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