Baluch group claims Iran prosecutor's killing

Baluch group claimed responsibility for killing of prosecutor Musa Nouri.

Baluch group claims Iran prosecutor's killing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Baluch armed group claimed responsibility for killing an Iranian public prosecutor in revenge for a decision to hang 16 prisoners following a cross-border attack by the group two weeks ago.

Iranian authorities said they had arrested several suspects in connection with Wednesday's killing of prosecutor Musa Nouri and his driver in what media described as "a hail of bullets" in the town of Zabol in southeast Iran, near to where the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan meet.

Jaish ul-Adl members said they killed Nouri in revenge for the hanging of 16 prisoners on Oct. 26 ordered by judiciary officials in retaliation for an attack in which the group killed 14 Iranian border guards a day before.

"Jaish ul-Adl informs the people of Baluchistan and the Sunni people that its brave warriors and fighters of their military unit killed one of the most criminal figures of the oppressive regime ... in Zabol in an intricate operation," the group said on its website.

"After the execution of 16 innocent young Baluch, its fighters took the decision to eliminate one of the judicial authorities in Baluchistan to avenge their deaths."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Kasım 2013, 15:18