Iran: Jaish al-Adl members executed for killing 4 policemen in 2016
Iran's judiciary announces the execution of two members of the terrorist Jaish al-Adl group convicted of killing four police officers in 2016 in Sistan and Baluchistan province.
The Iranian judiciary announced on Wednesday the execution of two people convicted of killing 4 police officers in 2016 in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which has been witnessing sporadic riots and violence for weeks.
The Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online website said that "two members of the Jaish al-Adl (classified as a terrorist group by Tehran) were executed yesterday Tuesday in Zahedan prison," in the center of the province bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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The two were sentenced to death for the killing of 4 border guards and wounding a number of other policemen in 2016 in the [Zahedan] province, according to "Mizan Online".
Recently, the Sistan and Baluchestan province, especially in Zahedan, has experienced additional tensions, as several terrorist operations were carried out which led to the martyrdom of a number of people.
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Earlier in October, the IRGC stated that an armed terrorist attack on security forces in the city of Zahedan in the Sistan and Baluchestan province resulted in three dead and 32 others injured.
The governor of Sistan and Baluchestan province, Hossein Modarres Khyabani, announced earlier in another incident that 19 people were killed and 20 others wounded in an attack on a police station in the city of Zahedan, southeast of Iran.
The Iranian Border Guard announced Sunday that it seized an arms shipment on the southeastern borders coming toward Sistan and Baluchestan from abroad.
The seized shipment includes a large number of handguns, magazines, and ammunition, the border guard said, adding that one person was arrested in relation to the incident.
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In the same context, the Police Commander for Sistan and Baluchestan province, Brigadier General Ahmed Taheri, announced last Thursday the martyrdom of the imam of the Molaye Motaghian mosque, Sajjad Shahraki, in Zahedan, after he was shot by gunmen in front of the mosque.
The agency stated that "unidentified persons stabbed the martyr," noting that "2 of the injured policemen are in critical condition."