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Death Toll In Iran Suicide Bombing Rises To 31

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian state radio is reporting that the death toll has risen to 31 in a suicide bombing that targeted commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard attending a meeting in southeastern Iran.

State media report that Sunday's attack killed five senior commanders of the Guard in an area that has been at the center of a simmering Sunni insurgency.

The official IRNA news agency says the dead included the deputy commander of the Guard's ground force as well as a chief provincial Guard commander for the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the region in Iran's southeast has been the focus of violent attacks by a Sunni militant group called Jundallah, or Soldiers of God, which has waged a low-level insurgency.


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