Tasoua incident in Chabahar, a brief review

December 15, 2010, Iranian people once again witnessed with grief the death of their innocent countrymen in blind suicide attacks this time in coastal city of Chabahar, located in Sistan o-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.

The attacks took place near a mosque where people were participating in ‘Tasoua’, a mourning ceremony of Imam Hussain, grandson of prophet Mohammad. Thirty-nine people died in the attacks and 95 others were injured, all civilians.

Four perpetrators were identified in the incident. Two of them blew their explosive belts near the mosque where people had gathered to participate in the mourning ceremony. The third suicide bomber was identified by the Police just before he could detonate the explosive belt and was shot dead. The other attacker was arrested.

Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Jundullah was identified to be behind the attacks. The terrorist group has taken credit for numerous terrorist attacks in Iran and several sources such as the ABC News, The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, and journalist Seymour Hersh have reported that Jundullah has received support from the United States against Iran.