TEHRAN -- Iranians on Sunday attended funeral processions for a number of security forces, who lost their lives when a group of foreign-sponsored militants launched terrorist attacks in the southeastern city of Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchestan province.
Brigadier General Muhammad Karami, who commands the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Headquarters in southeastern Iran, Iran’s Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei, Chief of Criminal Investigations Department of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police Brigadier General Muhammad Qanbari, as well as senior local officials took part in the ceremony.
The participants demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
Chief IRGC Commander Major General Hussein Salami has vowed that the force will avenge the loss of lives in the terrorist attack.
Salami said in a statement that the IRGC will continue to counter plots hatched by arrogant powers and terrorists affiliated with foreign intelligence agencies in Sistan and Baluchestan rovince.
He also offered his condolences and thanked local people for their unity and cooperation with security forces.
On Friday, terrorists launched armed attacks on several police stations and public places in Zahedan after congregational prayers in the city, leaving to 19 losses of lives.
Sistan and Baluchestan Governor Hussein Modarres Khiabani said, “A number of rioters affiliated with terrorist and separatist groups, whose identities are clear” attacked the police station and threw stones and opened fire, provoking a severe reaction by police forces.
The terrorists also set ablaze a fire engine, an emergency station, and a bank, among other places in the city but their attempts to continue rioting failed following the timely presence of security forces.
In a statement, the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group, which is linked to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack in Zahedan.