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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Killed in Suicide Attack: Iran Responds

February 21, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, 27 members of the IRGG were targeted and killed by a suicide attack from Jaish al-Adl, a Balochi autonomy group. Now, Tehran is calling for 'serious and decisive action' from Pakistan against the armed group whose havens are in the country.

Afshon Ostovar, Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and author of the book, Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, discusses the attack and how Iran will respond.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:59 ] Details of the attack
[ 3:09 ] What to know about the Baluchi group
[ 6:56 ] Suicide attacks as a tactic by the group
[ 9:02 ] How Pakistan is implicated