IRGC arrests "killers" of prosecutor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Dalga Khatinoglu
Iranian Quds Forces, a branch of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that several agents involved in Zabul prosecutor's assassination have been arrested, Mehr reported on November 18.
The report hasn't given further detailed information. It says that the "killers" were arrested during a complicated operation.
IRGC Quds Forces are responsible for operations outside of Iranian borders, however it's not clear whether they carried out an operation in Pakistan or not.
IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif said that according to the initial investigation, the arrested people have no relation to the terrorist group. They committed the crime to take revenge on drug smugglers, Tasmen news reported.
The number of arrested people was not announced.
Earlier, deputy Governor General of Sistan and Baluchestan province in security and political affairs said on November 7 that several people have been arrested in connection with assassination of Zabul prosecutor.
A group entitled "Jeysh al-Adl" had claimed responsibility for the attack.
In an interview with IRNA, Rajabali Sheikhzadeh said that he cannot comment on the motive of the assassination, but security work is being done now.
Prosecutor of Zabul, a city in the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan was assassinated on Wednesday morning by unknown assailants. The prosecutor and his driver were killed during the event.