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Iran: Baluch Sunni Rebels Fighting Revolutionary Guards (Asharq Al-Awsat-UK)
(dailyalert.org, Sept. 12, 2014)

Heavy fighting between Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Baluch Sunni rebel group Jaish Al-Adl broke out on Tuesday in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Jaish Al-Adl said in a statement: “Rebel forces managed to kill 10 regime soldiers and completely destroy the Askan border post by sending a 600-kg. explosive device fitted on a car into the compound and triggering it remotely.”

Earlier this year, 13 Iranian border guards were killed and another five abducted in an ambush in the province.

The majority of Iran’s Baluch population are Sunnis, many of whom feel disenfranchised by the Shi’ite central government.

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