A tragic terrorist attack has just claimed the lives of 20 people. Many more were injured after a suicide bomber detonated a blast on Wednesday.
According to reports, those killed were members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. The Iranian media first revealed the details of the attack.
"Another 20 people were wounded in the attack, which Iranian state media blamed on the Al Qaeda-linked Sunni extremist group Jaish al-Adl. State-run IRNA news agency, citing what it described as an 'informed source,' reported the attack on the Guard in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. The Guard issued a statement saying a vehicle loaded with explosives targeted a bus carrying border guards affiliated with its force," according to Fox News.
The attack took place in the Sistan and Baluchistan province, in the southeastern portion of the country. The area has been known for terrorist attacks in the past. Jaish al-Adl, that group that calls themselves the "Army of Justice", has claimed responsibility for the violence.
"The attack comes as Iranian officials have said they blame Saudi Arabia and the United States for stirring up dissent in the country. President Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise of tearing up Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, withdrew the U.S. from the accord last May. Since then, the United Nations says Iran has kept up its side of the bargain, though Iranian officials have increasingly threatened to resume higher enrichment," according to Fox.
Please join us in praying for all those who lost loved ones in the violence. We also pray for an end to terror and violence around the globe.
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