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Last Updated: Monday, 19 February 2007, 20:15 GMT
Iran hangs man for attack on bus
Bus hit by bomb attack
Mr Zehi was said to have been arrested shortly after the bombing
Iran has executed a man over a bomb attack that killed 11 members of its elite Revolutionary Guards last week.

Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi was publicly hanged at the scene of the attack in the south-eastern city of Zahedan.

He had been shown on TV confessing to involvement in Wednesday's bombing and was convicted by a Zahedan court.

The attack occurred when a car packed with bombs stopped next to a bus taking the soldiers to work. Militant group Jundallah claimed the bombing.

Crowds chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" as they watched the hanging. It took place in the same location as the crime, something which correspondents say is common in Iran.

Recorded footage of the execution was shown on state TV.

Earlier this week, the TV showed Mr Zehi - who was reportedly arrested a few hours after the bombing - confessing to the bombings.

The Sunni Muslim Jundallah group has been blamed for previous attacks on Iranian military personnel.




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