Baluch militants heat up Iran, Pakistan

Attacks by presumed Baluch militants are reported from both the Pakistani and Iranian sides of the divided Baluchistan region. In Quetta, capital of the Pakistani province of Baluchistan, gunmen riding a motorbike sprayed a police vehicle with bullets Jan. 14, killing four officers. (AFP, Jan. 14) On Dec. 29, the Sunni militant group Jundallah carried out a suicide attack on a police station in Saravan, in the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan, killing four and injuring 20. Iran says the group, led by Abdolmalek Rigi, has links to al-Qaeda. (Tehran Times, NYT, Dec. 30)

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