Jihad/martyrdom bombers murder 20 at Shi’ite mosque in Iran

"Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain..." -- Qur'an 9:111

Sunni-Shi'ite Jihad Update. "'More than 20 dead' in suicide bomb blasts in Iran," from the BBC, July 15 (thanks to all who sent this in):

More than 20 people have been killed and scores injured in a suspected twin suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iran, officials say.

Iranian state media said at least 100 were hurt in the blasts outside the Jamia mosque in the south-eastern city of Zahedan.

The attacks, in a largely Sunni area, were the work of suicide bombers, the reports said.

Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard were reportedly among the dead.

The city, capital of Sistan-Baluchistan province, has been targeted before by the Sunni rebel group Jundallah (Soldiers of God), whose leader Abdolmalek Rigi was hanged last month.

No group immediately said it carried out Thursday's attack.

The blasts came as worshippers celebrated the anniversary of the birth of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

'Suicide operation'

"The [first] attacker, dressed in women's clothing, was trying to get in the mosque, but was prevented," local member of parliament Hossein Ali Shahriari told Fars news agency.

"When people came to rescue those hit in that blast, another bomber blew himself up. Three to four have been killed at least in the first attack."...

July 15th, 2010
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