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Dozens killed in Iran suicide attack.

Summary: A suicide bomber Noun 1. suicide bomber - a terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political
 has killed 29 people in an attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

A suicide bomber has killed 29 people in an attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Six senior commanders died and another 28 people were injured in·jure  
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.

2. To cause damage to; impair.

 in the attack on a meeting with tribal chiefs in the city of Sarbaz in Sistan-Baluchestan.

The province in Iran's turbulent southeast is the scene of frequent clashes between security forces, Sunni rebels and drug traffickers Noun 1. drug trafficker - an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
drug dealer, drug peddler, peddler, pusher

criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

Local reports said an ethnic Baluchi Sunni rebel group called Jundollah had claimed responsibility for staging the attack, the worst on the elite Revolutionary Guards in recent years.

But the Guards themselves accused the US and Britain of involvement. A state television broadcast said: "Some informed sources said the British government was directly involved in the terrorist attack ... by organising, supplying equipment and employing professional terrorists."

The Foreign Office did not directly comment on the accusation A formal criminal charge against a person alleged to have committed an offense punishable by law, which is presented before a court or a magistrate having jurisdiction to inquire into the alleged crime.  but said in a statement that Britain "condemns the terrorist attack in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan in Iran and the sad loss of life which it caused. Terrorism is abhorrent ab·hor·rent  
1. Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.

2. Feeling repugnance or loathing.

3. Archaic Being strongly opposed.
 wherever it occurs."

The bombing and allegations of foreign involvement are likely to raise tension between Tehran and the West, a day before nuclear talks in Vienna including Iranian, US, French and Russian Russian

associated in some way with Russia.

Russian blue
a breed of cats with short, dense, silver-tipped blue-colored coat and vivid green eyes.

The Revolutionary Guards is an elite force seen as fiercely loyal to the values of the 1979 Islamic revolution. It handles security in sensitive border areas.

Jundollah, which claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a Shia mosque mosque (mŏsk), building for worship used by members of the Islamic faith. Muhammad's house in Medina (A.D. 622), with its surrounding courtyard and hall with columns, became the prototype for the mosque where the faithful gathered for prayer.  in May that killed 25 people, says it is fighting for the rights of Iran's minority Sunnis.

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Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
Date:Oct 19, 2009
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