Iran arrests members of Sunni rebel group
Reuters / Jon Boyle

Iran has arrested three members of a Sunni Muslim rebel group who it says had played "a major role" in a deadly mosque explosion in the southeast of the country, the official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

More than 20 people, including members of the elite Revolutionary Guards, were killed and 100 others were wounded in two suicide attacks at Zahedan's Grand mosque in July.

"These three terrorists had illegally entered a neighboring country before they carried out this blind act... and had received the necessary training for their anti-security activities there," IRNA quoted a senior local official as saying.

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