Sunday, October 27, 2013

Iran hangs 16 rebels in retaliation for border deaths

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013,

Iran has hanged 16 rebels in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush.

The rebels were linked to groups hostile to the regime, Mohammad Marzieh, the attorney general of Sistan-Baluchistan province said. They were hanged in prison in Zahedan, north-east of Saravan, where the border deaths took place overnight, the BBC reports.

It is not clear what link, if any, those hanged had to the border attack.
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