TEHRAN - The death toll of the Sunday morning terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan province in Iran rose to 29, official sources said.
"Thus far, the number of the martyrs of the terrorist attack in Pishin district in the town of Sarbaz has reached 29 while 28 others have been wounded," Deputy Governor General of Sistan and Balouchestan province for Law-Enforcement and Security Affairs Jalal Sayyah told FNA.
Sayyah further pointed out that since a number of the wounded are currently in critical conditions, the number of martyrs would likely change in coming hours.
He also confirmed that Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) ground force Brigadier General Nourali Shoushtari, Sistan and Balouchestan province's IRGC commander General Mohammadzadeh, Iranshahr Corps commander, Sarbaz Corps commander and Amiralmoemenin Brigade commander are among the martyrs.
The commanders had traveled to the southeastern province to provide the ground for the "Shiite-Sunni Tribes' Solidarity Conference".
October 18, 2009