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In a truck bomb attack on a bus carrying members of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, 27 guards were killed Wednesday and another 13 were wounded in southeastern Sistan and the Balochistan province.
The guards, part of the elite unit of the Iranian Armed Forces, traveled to the provincial capital of Zahedan on a 100-mile mountain route from Khash when they were attacked, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars told the Revolutionary Guards.
The group's Quds Force unit said the United States, its allies, and Zionism were responsible for the attack without specifying the claim.
But the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, known as TRAC, has posted a tweet allegedly showing a message from the Sunni militant group Jaish al Adl. To take responsibility for the attack
The fighters of the group, whose name is also Jaysh al Adl, means in the Ministry of Justice that attacks in the Greater Balochistan area were staged on Shia Muslims.
The region, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, is occasionally segregated by Baluch attacks, reports Peter Kenyon of NPR. In December, another deadly suicide attack targeted the police in Chabahar City.
On Wednesday there was an attack when a two-day international summit took place in Poland.
The US is jointly organizing the ministerial conference to promote a future of peace and security in the Middle East. However, it is expected that the focus will be on Iran and the fight against its "evil influence", described by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In a tweetIranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who has been critical of the Warsaw Assembly, suggested there could be a link between the summit and the attack on the Revolutionary Guards.
"Is not it a coincidence that Iran is affected by terror on the day that #WarsawCircus starts?"
Is not it a coincidence that Iran is hit on the day it is hit by terror? #WarsawCircus begins? Especially when cohorts of the same terrorists cheer from the streets of Warsaw and support him with Twitter bots? The US always seems to make the same wrong choices, but expect different results.
– Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 13, 2019
The attack followed Iran, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of its revolution, which saw the overthrow of the US-backed Shah and the establishment of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, which aims to preserve the Islamic Republic.