U.S. lists Jundallah as terror group

U.S. lists Jundallah as terror group

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Washington designated Sunni militant group Jundallah as a terrorist organization for its violent attacks in southern Iran, the State Department said Wednesday.

Jundallah execution a warning, Iran says

TEHRAN, June 21 (UPI) -- The execution of militant leader Abdolmalek Rigi is a sign of the failure of policies targeting Iran, Iranian national security leaders said.

Brother of Jundallah chief hanged in Iran

ZAHEDAN, Iran, May 26 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities announced they executed the brother of Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi at a prison in the south of the country.

U.S. backing terrorists, Larijani says

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- There is evidence that U.S. agencies are supporting the activities of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, Iranian officials said in Turkey.

Tehran wants Dubai info on Jundallah chief

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Iran has evidence to suggest captured militant leader Abdolmalek Rigi had financial support from "at least" three foreign countries, the Iranian president said.

Jundallah rebuts arrest narrative

CAIRO, March 9 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Sunni militant group Jundallah challenged the Iranian narrative of the arrest of their leader, saying it was a U.S.-Israeli operation.

Jundallah picks new leadership

TEHRAN, March 1 (UPI) -- Sunni militant group Jundallah pledged to step up attacks on Tehran as new leadership emerges in the wake of a high-profile capture for Iran last week.

No ties to Jundallah's Rigi, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Allegations that captured Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi had contacts with U.S. officials prior to his arrest are false, the U.S. Defense Department said.

Rigi spoke with NATO, Iran claims

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi had ties to U.S. and Israeli intelligence officials as well as NATO commanders before his arrest, Iranian ministers said.

Iran arrests Pakistani terror group leader

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Iranian officials report the leader of Jundallah, a terror group based in Pakistan, was captured Tuesday on a Dubai-to-Kyrgyzstan flight.

Iran executes 13 convicted terrorists

ZAHEDAN, Iran, July 14 (UPI) -- Thirteen people convicted of involvement with a 2006 attack on civilians were executed in jail by Iranian authorities Tuesday, officials said.

Abdolmajid Rigi or Abdolmalek Rigi (also spelt Abdul-Malek Rigi or Abdulmalik Rigi) (Persian: عبدالمالک ریگی) (c. 1983 – June 20, 2010) was the leader of Jundallah, an Islamist Sunni militant organization based in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province of southeast Iran, until his capture and execution in 2010 by the Iranian government.

Born in 1983, Abdolmalek Rigi is from the Regi tribe who are an ethnic Iranian Baloch people. Prior to founding Jundallah, while a teenager, Rigi was convicted of assault with a knife, for which he served time in prison.

Although lacking any formal secular education, Rigi had been educated at Karachi's Binnori Town seminary, a Sunni Madrasah which was school to many of the Taliban leaders.

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