At least 41 killed in Iran bombing on Revolutionary Guard personnel bus

Suicide attack kills 20 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

The state-run IRNA news agency, citing what it described as an "informed source", reported the attack on the security forces occurred in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Jaish al-Adl group claimed responsibility for the roadside bomb attack, which came on the day of a US-led conference in Warsaw that included discussions on what America describes as Iran's malign influence across the wider Mideast.

In June 2017, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran's parliament in central Tehran and the Mausoleum of founder of Islamic Revolution Guard Ayatollah Rohullah Khomeini killing at least 13 people.

It later issued a statement saying a vehicle loaded with explosives targeted a bus carrying border guards affiliated with its force.

The statement does not give the exact number of the martyred soldiers and the injured.

Last September at least 29 people were killed and over 60 wounded in an attack on an IRGC parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

Jaish al-Adl emerged as the main armed opposition movement in the southeast after members of another Sunni group, Jundullah, joined it after their leader was captured on a plane in 2010.

Both the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) and Iranian ethnic Arab separatists claimed they were behind the assault, but neither provided conclusive evidence.

The group's Quds Force unit said the United States, its allies and Zionism shared responsibility for the attack, without elaborating on the claim. In December, another deadly suicide bombing targeted police in the city of Chabahar.

Amid the new tensions, Iran's already-weakened economy has been further challenged.

"Is it no coincidence that Iran is hit by terror on the very day that (hashtag) WarsawCircus begins?"

"Especially when cohorts of same terrorists cheer it from Warsaw streets & support it with twitter bots?"

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the attack and said the victims will soon be avenged.

Khamenei, who earlier approved President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West during the nuclear deal negotiations, dismissed any future dealings with the U.S.

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