Iran Sunni militant group to kill hostage: Report

A spokesman for Iran`s armed Sunni militant group says it will kill an abducted Iranian after authorities rejected an offer to swap the hostage for 200 of the group`s imprisoned members.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 23:15 PM IST

Cairo: A spokesman for Iran`s armed Sunni
militant group says it will kill an abducted Iranian after
authorities rejected an offer to swap the hostage for 200 of
the group`s imprisoned members.

Jundallah spokesman Abdel Raouf Rigi was today quoted
by the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat daily as saying the
hostage would be killed "very soon".

The man was identified as a former worker at an
Iranian nuclear facility who was kidnapped two months ago.

Iran on Monday hanged 11 men who authorities said were
members of Jundallah, which has long waged an insurgency in
the remote Sistan-Baluchistan province.

The executions took place after Jundallah claimed
responsibility for an attack earlier this month on Shiite
worshippers that killed 39 people.

PTI