PJAK admits armed attacks in Iran
The leader of the terrorist Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK), Abdolrahman Haji-Ahmadi, has admitted that the group has been conducting armed attacks inside Iran.
In an interview with the BBC, Haji-Ahmadi said the situation in Iran made it impossible for his group to carry out operations without the use of arms.
PJAK, an offshoot of the internationally-recognized terrorist group, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is blamed for many terror attacks targeting both military personnel and Kurdish civilians in northwestern Iran.
“It is evident that our members can not operate in Iran without the use of arms,” Haji-Ahmadi said.
The terrorist ringleader was arrested in March in Germany but was released after two weeks. Tehran has criticized a German decision to refuse to extradite Haji-Ahmadi to Iran.
Haji-Ahmadi further said that the five terrorists executed in Iran on Sunday had “no organic links” to PJAK.
Four men and one woman were “convicted of carrying out terrorist acts, including the bombings of government centers and public properties in several Iranian cities.”