Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jundallah Cells Dismantled Prior to New Year’s Attack - IRGC

The IRGC today belatedly announced that it had dismantled four Jundallah cells before they could carry out widespread suicide bombings in the country during the Iranian New Year (that began on 20 March). IRGC Ground Forces Commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Pakpour said the teams were planning to carry out their missions in parks, mosques and other public places. (Fars News Agency, 26 June)    

Four Jundallah members were reportedly killed and several others arrested. Gen. Pakpour added that the first team was broken up on 18 March, and a number of explosive-laden vests as well as munitions in their possession were seized. Five days later two other cells were reportedly dismantled. Pakpour said the last cell was broken up recently. He did not offer any explanation on how this last cell, discovered recently, was linked to alleged planned actions some three months ago.

Jundallah is an Iranian Baluch militant group that has been involved in fighting the IRGC for a decade and has also carried out a number of terrorist attacks against IRGC personnel and civilians in southern Iran.  

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