Iran hangs 3 over mosque bombing

The bombing in a crowded Shi’ite mosque on Thursday evening wounded more than 120 people in the southeastern city of Zahedan, two weeks before a presidential election in the Islamic Republic.
“Three people convicted of being involved in the recent terrorist bombing in Zahedan were hanged in public on Saturday morning,” IRNA said, adding that the executions took place near the mosque where the bombing took place.
A Sunni opposition group named Jundollah (God’s Soldiers), which Iran says is part of the Islamist al-Qaeda network and backed by the United States, said it was behind the bombing, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Friday.
Ebrahim Hamidi, a judiciary official, said the men were convicted after going through the normal judiciary process, adding that they were involved in past “terrorist activities”.

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