Sunni rebels vow revenge after leader hanged in Iran

The Sunni rebel group Jundallah has threatened retaliation against Iran for the reported execution of its chief Abdolmalek Rigi, US-based monitors said Monday.

Rigi, whose group has been accused of deadly attacks against security forces including Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison in the presence of victims’ families on Sunday, according to state television.

The Jundallah (Soldiers of God) gave a brief eulogy for Rigi, who it said had achieved “martyrdom,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group based just outside Washington.


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