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‘Insurgent chief’ executed in Iran

The authorities in Iran have hanged a man accused of leading an insurgent group that is active near the country's border with Pakistan, the state news agency IRNA reported yesterday.

The news agency identified the man as Abdulmalik Rigi, and said he was leader of Jundallah (Arabic for the “Soldiers of God”). The report said he pleaded guilty to a string of charges including armed attacks.

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