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Iran hangs three over deadly mosque bombing
The Iranian government doesn't hang about (pardon the pun when dealing with the serious business of peoples lives and deaths) wasting time on stuff like investigations and fair trials and appeals. The mosque was attacked on Thursday evening, the US was blamed yesterday (Friday) and men considered responsible were hanged this morning, (Saturday) and its barely lunchtime in Tehran.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran executed in public on Saturday three men convicted of involvement in a bomb attack on a mosque that killed 25 people, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The bombing in a crowded Shi'ite mosque on Thursday evening wounded more than 120 people in the southeastern city of Zahedan, two weeks before a presidential election in the Islamic Republic.
"Three people convicted of being involved in the recent terrorist bombing in Zahedan were hanged in public on Saturday morning," IRNA said, adding that the executions took place near the mosque where the bombing took place.
A Sunni opposition group named Jundollah (God's Soldiers), which Iran says is part of the Islamist al Qaeda network and backed by the United States, said it was behind the bombing, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Friday.
Ebrahim Hamidi, a local judiciary official, said the men were convicted after going through the normal judiciary process, adding that they were also involved in past "terrorist activities."
"The bombing happened with the explosives these three convicted criminals brought to the country," Hamidi said.
"They were convicted as 'mohareb' (one who wages war against God), 'corrupt on the earth' and acting against national security," he said.