TEHRAN: A suicide bomber killed 41 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards yesterday. The group Jaish Al Adl (Army of Justice) 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. 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 US.
The assault in impoverished Sistan-Baluchistan province is among the worst ever on the Guards.