2 blasts hit southeastern Iran; casualties feared

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state news agency says two explosions have struck outside a mosque in southeastern Iran, killing an unspecified number of people.

The IRNA news agency quotes Jalal Sayyah, the deputy governor of the Sistan-Baluchistan province, as saying the blasts caused casualties among worshippers at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Zahedan. Sayyah did not say how many were killed or wounded.

The Sistan-Baluchistan province shares a border with Pakistan and is home the Jundallah insurgency, a Sunni group that says it is fighting for the right of the Baluch minority in Iran.

Iran hanged the group’s leader in June after he was found guilty carrying out attacks against civilians, armed robbery, and engaging in a disinformation campaign against Iran.


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