A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite religious procession in the city of Chabahar in Iranian Baluchistan on Wednesday killing at least 39 people.
The attack occurred during one of the holiest periods in Shia calendar. Today is Tasua and Thursday is Ashura, two days that Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed some 1350 years ago in a war with infidels in Karbala. Religious processions are held every year during these two days throughout Iran.
Jundallah has accepted responsibility for the suicide attack. The rebel group is very active in Baluchistan, a predominantly Sunni region in Shia Iran. The group has been involved in many terrorist attacks in the region. Last year, the Iranian government kidnapped and later executed their leader.