Iran: At least 18 dead in attack on Islamic Revolution Guard Corps staff
At least 18 people were killed and many others injured in a bombing in the Iranian city of Zahedan, not far from the Pakistani border, Wednesday morning.
Local Police Commander Colonel Qasem Rezaei told IRNA that the "terrorist attack" was perpetrated by "saboteurs" who detonated a car bomb near a bus belonging to Zahedan's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC). The bomb was placed in a car parked on the side of a road. Armed men in two motorcycles opened fire on the moving IRGC bus as it approached the car and set off the bomb, according to an eyewitness.
The bus was used to transport IRGC staff, the eyewitness added. According to him, the motorcyclists opened fire on the bus to make it stop as it was approaching the car whereupon they detonated the bomb inside the car by remote control. The motorcyclists successfully escaped the scene of the attack.