Iran has executed a ringleader of the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group in southeastern Sistan & Baluchestan Province.
The media office of Iran’s Judiciary announced that Javid Dehqan Khald, also called Mohammad Omar, had been hanged in Zahedan prison on Saturday morning.
He had been sentenced to death for his armed attacks against members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as cooperation with Jaish ul-Adl and Jaish al-Nasr terror outfits.
Dehgan Khald was arrested in June 2015 and sentenced to death for his involvement in a terrorist operation that killed two IRGC members in the Birk Mountain.
He also played a role in the abduction of five Iranian border guards in the city of Saravan on the border with Pakistan.
The Pakistan-based Jaish ul-Adl has conducted several bomb attacks and kidnappings in southeastern Iran in a bid to disrupt the country’s security.
The terrorist group enjoys all-out backing of the United States, Saudi Arabia and their regional allies.