Iran: US backing Baluch rebels?

According to investigative reports by ABC, the CIA has carefully maintained ties and links with the Pakistan-based insurgent group Jundallah, a band of Baloch separatists fighting for an independent Balochestan, a region which straddles southeast Iran and southwest Pakistan. Iranian authorities accuse Jundallah for perpetrating numerous bombings and shootings in Iran’s southeast in recent months. (Reuters via, April 4)

We have also noted likely al-Qaeda connections to the Baluch rebels. These two theories need not be mutually exclusive, of course.

See our last posts on Iran and the Baluch insurgency.