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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in response to border ambush

Iranian news agencies say 16 rebels have been hanged in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush on Friday.

The rebels were "linked to groups hostile to the regime", the attorney general of Sistan-Baluchistan province was quoted as saying.

It is not clear what link, if any, those hanged had to the border attack.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 26 Oct 2013
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