by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
They are the modern-day Einsatzgruppen, the paramilitary SS death squads, who traveled in the wake of the German armies and killed so-called “undesirable” elements like Jews and Gypsies as well as partisans fighting against Nazi Germany.
Lashkar-e-Khorasan or “Army of Khorasan” is an Islamic State affiliate in Balochistan, where Khorasan represents parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Jundullah (Soldiers of God), which says it is fighting for the culture and faith of the ethnic Baluch people, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its website.
A bomb explosion in the south-eastern Iranian city of Chabahar has killed at least 39 people, the official Iranian news agency says.
The suicide attack took place outside the Imam Hossein Mosque, Irna reported.
The militant Sunni Muslim group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The province of Sistan-Baluchistan is prone to unrest, with the mainly Sunni population often claiming discrimination by Shias.