Terrorists kill Sunni cleric in SE Iran

An Iranian Sunni cleric who was the Friday prayers leader of the town of Rask in southeastern Iran has been assassinated along with another man identified as Suleiman Kohsari. 

Molavi Mostafa Jangi Zehi was killed on the Chabahar-Sarbaz road in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan late on Friday.

No group has claimed responsibility for the murder of the cleric, who was an advocate of Sunni-Shia unity.

The latest reports said that Suleiman Kohsari, an individual who was companioning the cleric, was also martyred in the attack, reported FNA.

The Jundallah terrorist group has carried out numerous bombings, assassination attempts, and terrorist attacks against Iranian government officials and civilians, including women and children, in Sistan-Baluchestan province.

The arrested members of the group have all admitted they killed people in order to create sectarian strife in the region.

Jundallah's notorious leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, was arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in February 2010 and executed in June 2010 after being found guilty of 79 criminal charges, including manslaughter, armed robbery, bombing operations, and armed attacks on Iranian police and civilians.

Rigi stated in his confessions that he had dealings with the US government and was promised unlimited funds and resources for “waging an insurgency” in Iran.

Recently leaked US intelligence documents show that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad recruited Jundallah terrorists to carry out attacks on Iranian targets.

 

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