facebook
twitter
search
search

Iran ties terrorist cell to prosecutor's slaying; arrests made

Nov. 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps said Monday it arrested members of a terrorist cell tied to the assassination of a lawyer in Sistan-Baluchistan province.

The corps provided few details about the cell, or the people arrested, in the slaying of Musa Noori, a prosecutor from Zabol.

Noori was shot to death in early November on his way to work.

The corps said the arrests were made during a "complicated intelligence operation," the Fars News Agency reporteds.

The guards discounted a statement of responsibility by a Sunni terrorist group, Jeish al-Adl, saying it contained erroneous information about the attack.

Authorities have said they could find no political motive for the attack.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Reddit moderators revolt after popular employee dismissed
9 injured when fireworks explode in crowd
Greek economy reaches low point on eve of referendum
Chinese stock markets continue declines
France legally recognizes children born to surrogates