The Head of Jandullah Abdul Malik Reki Arrested (AFP)
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2010
Another addition in the recently arrested top notch extremists in Afpak/ Iran region.
"Any help or intelligence sharing by PAkistan remains a guess"
Iran arrests Jundallah chief Rigi: AFP reports
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2010 10:02 am
TEHRAN : Iran has arrested top militant rebel leader Abdolmalek Rigi who has been accused of being the mastermind of a series of deadly bombings and killings, local media reported on Tuesday.
Tehran based Arabic news channel Al-Alam said that he has been arrested in the "east of the country", while the Fars news agency is quoting the Iranian intelligence ministry saying the arrest did take place for the "Jundallah leader along with two of his group members."
No further information has been forwarded so far.
Rigi heads a shadowy rebel group called Jundallah (Soldiers of God) which has been accused by Iranian officials of carrying out several attacks in Sistan-Baluchestan.
The province, which houses a significant population of Sunni Baluchis, is a hotbed of insurgency against Shiite rule in Iran.
Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2010