Tehran: Iran`s Revolutionary Guards will
deliver a "crushing" response to those behind a suicide attack
today which killed seven of the elite group`s commanders, a
top Guards officer said.
"The Guards will give a very harsh and crushing
response to this group, so the group will never be able to
launch another act like this in the country," General Mohammad
Pakpour, commander of Guards` ground forces was quoted as
saying by Fars news agency.
A suicide bomber blew himself in the city of Pisheen
in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province at a meeting
of the Guards in which 35 people were killed, including seven
An Iranian official said the attack was claimed by the
Sunni rebel Jundallah (Soldiers of God) group.
‘Bombers used Pak territory as springboard’
Iran summoned Islamabad`s envoy
to Tehran over on Sunday`s deadly bombing against the nation`s
Revolutionary Guards, claiming those behind the attack had
used Pakistani soil as a springboard, the ISNA news agency
It said the foreign ministry had called Pakistan`s
charge d`affairs and "expressed Tehran`s regret to Pakistan`s
envoy (that) members of the terrorist group involved in the
incident entered Iran through Pakistan."
The ministry also "protested against the use of
Pakistani territory by the terrorists and rebels against the
Islamic Republic of Iran and urged Pakistani authorities to
act firmly to prevent the movement of those terrorists and
rebels in their country."