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Iranian Kurds Likely Responsible for ISIS Attacks in Tehran

If confirmed, the news could represent a larger movement of Sunni Iranian Kurds attempting to overtake predominantly-Shiite Iran.
Source: TIMA / Reuters

In the wake of two deadly terrorist attacks that targeted the Iranian Parliament and the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran, security sources have pointed to Iranian Kurds affiliated with ISIS as the likely perpetrators. While Iranian authorities arrested 41 people in connection to the attacks on Friday, only one attacker, Serias Sadeghi, has been identified. Sadeghi is an Iranian Kurd from Paveh, a city in western Iran, and has been cited as a prominent recruiter for ISIS in Iranian Kurdistan.

Wednesday’s attacks occurred simultaneously at

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