Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Iran's Revolutionary Guards kill 30 Kurdish “terrorists” across Iraq border

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have crossed the border in to Iraq and killed 30 Kurdish militants suspected of bombing a military parade. The Revolutionary Guards Commander Abdolrasoul Mahmoudabad said his troops were still tracking the “terrorist group” responsible for the attack.

The attack on the parade in the north-west of the country town of Mahabad killed 12 people, mostly women and children. Talking about the cross border operation Mahmoudabad told Iranian state TV that the Kurdish “terrorists” were killed on Sunday [26th September], in an attack "beyond the border". The Commander added that his troops were still in pursuit of two Kurdish militants who managed to escape the scene.

No singular group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on Mahabad carried out on Wednesday [22nd September], but one Iranian governor has blamed “counter-revolutionary groups" for the bombing, which occurred on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

Source: BBC News

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