Sunni group claims mosque at­tack

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

TEHRAN — A Sunni in­sur­gent group said it car­ried out a dou­ble sui­cide bomb­ing against a Shi­ite mosque in south­east Iran to avenge the ex­e­cu­tion of its leader. The death toll rose to 27 peo­ple, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the elite Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard, with 270 peo­ple in­jured. The in­sur­gent group, Jun­dal­lah, says it is fight­ing for the rights of the mainly Sunni eth­nic Baluchi mi­nor­ity, which it says suf­fers dis­crim­i­na­tion un­der Iran’s Shi­ite lead­er­ship.

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