Interpol is looking for those agents who have fled the country after the attack.
News ID: 4713
Publish Date: 30 January 2011 - 17:02
TEHRAN, Jan. 30, 2011 - The prosecutor of Iran's Southeastern city of Zahedan, Mohammad Marzieh, announced that the Iranian security forces have so far arrested 20 perpetrators of the terrorist bombing in the country's Southeastern port city of Chabahar late 2010.
Speaking to reporters in Zahedan on Saturday evening, Marzieh stated that the suspects have been arrested on charges of cooperation with main perpetrators of the attack in transferring explosive belts and providing a safe haven for the attackers, according to a report by Farsnews on Sunday.
He announced that 8 of the detainees have already been released and 12 suspects are still under investigation and their case would be sent to court for trial.
The official further noted that the public and revolutionary prosecutor's office of Zahedan demanded the execution of four of the perpetrators behind the Chabahar terrorist attack.
The Iranian official also added that Interpol is looking for those agents who have fled the country after the attack.
In December 15, a suicide attack near a mosque in Southeastern Iran took the lives of at least 39 and wounded 93 people in a mourning ceremony held to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), Shiite Islam's third Imam.
The attack took place outside Imam Hossein Mosque in the port city of Chabahar, in Sistan and Balouchestan province, near the border with Pakistan.
Two days later, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that it has arrested eight perpetrators of the terrorist bombing.
An informed source at the Intelligence Ministry said at the time that the terrorists were rounded up in the cities of Chabahar, Nikshahr and Kenrak in Sistan and Balouchestan.
The Ministry also said two more terrorists, planning to detonate bombs in southern and eastern parts of the country, were identified. One of whom was killed in clashes with the Intelligence Ministry forces, while the other one was arrested as he tried to flee the country, it added.
The Pakistani-based Jundollah terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The notorious group has built a safe haven in Pakistan and escapes to this Eastern neighbor of the Islamic Republic after staging its terrorist operations.