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Iran FM accuses 'foreign-backed terrorists' for Chabahar attack

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran's Mohammad Javad accused "foreign-backed terrorists" for attacks Thursday in the port city of that killed two people and wounded around 40 others.

"Foreign-backed terrorists kill & wound innocents in As we've made it clear in the past, such crimes won't go unpunished," tweeted.

lies in Sistan-province which has long been a flashpoint, with Pakistan-based Baluchi separatists and Sunni Muslim extremists carrying out cross-border attacks targeting the Shiite authorities.

"In 2010, our intercepted & captures extremists en route from UAE. Mark my words: WILL bring terrorists & their masters to justice" added in the tweet. He was referring to the capture, trial and subsequent execution in June 2010 of Abdolmalek Rigi, the who had waged a deadly insurgency in Sistan-

He was captured while on a flight from to after Iranian fighter jets intercepted the airliner and forced it to land in and removed Rigi and a number of his companions.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:15 IST