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Pakistan: No Jundallah man arrested

24 December 2010 17:13

The Pakistani Interior Ministry has denied earlier reports about arresting any members of the notorious Jundallah terrorist group.

It was reported on Thursday that Pakistani security officials had arrested a senior member of the anti-Iran terrorist cell. However, Press TV contacted Pakistan’s Interior Ministry and was told no arrests have been made yet.

On December 15, a terrorist attack took place at the Imam Hussein Mosque in Chabahar in Sistan-Baluchestan Province where people were commemorating the martyrdom of the third Imam, Hussein (PBUH).

At least 38 mourners were killed and more than 89 others, including women and children, were injured.

Iran says the perpetrators behind the Chabahar terrorist attack were trained and equipped by foreign elements beyond the country’s eastern borders in Pakistan.

Jundallah claimed responsibility for the attack. The Pakistan-based group has carried out numerous terrorist attacks in Iran.

Its leader Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in February 2010 and executed in June for 79 counts of crime, including armed robbery, bombing operations and armed attacks on police and civilians.

On December 20, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari to arrest “known” terrorists and extradite them to Iran.

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