Rashidul Islam:  Mahmoud Absalan, the bodyguard of General Hussein Almasi, a member of Iran’s influential Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was shot dead by terrorists. His father’s name was General Pervez Absalan. He is the commander of IRGC in Sistan-Baluchistan province. The bomber struck shortly after noon in southeastern Iran. Parstuday Iranian security forces have arrested at least four people involved in the attack. Two days before the incident, Iran announced the arrest of three people in Sistan-Baluchestan on charges of involvement with the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
 In 2009, 27 members of the IRGC were killed in a bloody suicide attack in Sistan-Baluchistan province.