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27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards killed in suicide bombing

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  1. Arabi

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    The assault, among the worst ever on the Guards, illustrated that Iran’s elite force, can be vulnerable to guerrilla-style operations.

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    GENEVA/LONDON - A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country's Sunni Muslim minority.

    The Sunni group Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice), which says it seeks greater rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority Baluchis, claimed responsibility for the attack, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.


    A suicide bomber driving a vehicle laden with explosives attacked a bus transporting members of the Guards, the force said in a statement. Thirteen people were wounded.

    A video posted by Fars showed blood and debris at the site of the attack on a road in a volatile area near the Pakistan border where militants and armed drug smugglers operate.

    The bus was turned into a twisted pile of metal, a photo published on Fars showed. Reuters could not independently verify the image.

    While Sunni militant groups are not regarded as a major threat, the attack dealt a blow to Iran’s security establishment, which has often said it can repel any threat no matter how big, even from the United States and its ally Israel.

    The assault in impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province -- among the worst ever on the Guards -- illustrated that Iran’s elite force, which answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, can be vulnerable to guerrilla-style operations.

    The Guards have an estimated 125,000-strong military with army, navy and air units. The force also operates outside of Iran's borders in countries such as Iraq and Syria and runs a vast business empire.

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    This is Sad. May Allah SWT accept their sacrifice and grant them a place in Jannat and give sabar to their families.
     
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    @Arabi baby already posted this is 3rd thread .
    @mods kindly merge
     
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    RIP
     
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    @VCheng

    Like I said earlier - the game is being played out between Pakistan's allies and the other neighbour - with intent to drag Pakistan in on either side. Worth following the incidents in the general area.
     
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    I agree, with the observation that Pakistan is firmly in the Saudi camp now, and only likely to increase this further.
     
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  7. Talwar e Pakistan

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    Pakistan has always maintained neutrality and will continue to do so.
     
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    Pakistan is not in any camp. Stop fabricating stuff.

    Pakistan's policy is clear as crystal. Pakistan will act as a peace broker. It won't take any sides.

    What you should say is that Pakistan firmly belongs in the China camps as opposed to USA.
     
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  9. VCheng

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    Of course. Until push comes to shove. Why do you think Saudi Arabia is so generous all of a sudden?
     
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    Hmm a terrorist attack on iran from pakistan based terrorist while saudi prince MBS AKA defacto acting king is in pakistan... Did the saudiz did it to send a signal to iran? Disrupt relations between pakistan and iran? Or did the israeliz do it to make iran and pakistan start blamimg eachother? Or was it the CIA?
     
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    Saudi Arabia has always been "generous" ever since the creation of Pakistan, nothing new.
     
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    Then I suppose Pakistan has been in the Saudi camp since then, too. Makes sense. :D
     
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    Just because a country is interested in doing business doesn't mean we are becoming embroiled in conflicts.
     
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    Mossad is operating in Afghanistan to destabilize Iran. JuAdl is a Mossad proxy.
     
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    Again spreading propaganda without any facts, is that a requirement for administrator in this site?
     
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