Group claims death of Iranian hostage

A Sunni group says it has killed one of nine Iranian soldiers it kidnapped along the Pakistani border in December.

    The soldiers were kidnapped last December

    The kidnappers' announcement was contained in a videotape aired on Thursday on Arab television.

     

    The kidnappers, who identified themselves as Jundu Allah (Soldiers of God), claimed the killing was in response to Iran's "violations against Sunni figures in a number of Iranian towns," the video said.

     

    A group of four armed men appeared standing behind a kneeling hostage as one of them read a statement threatening to kill the other captives.

    The Iranian authorities confirmed that a group calling itself Jund Allah

    had admitted kidnapping nine Iranian

    soldiers near the Pakistani border.

     

    But an Iranian intelligence ministry statement described the

    kidnappers as a local bandit group and said the hostages had

    been taken across the border into Pakistan's unruly Baluchistan

    province.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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