Iran has announced that it has captured the head of the Baluchi separatist group Jundullah. This could be a potentially large stabilizing move for the Islamic Republic. The Baluchis are just one group, like the Azeris and the Kurds, pushing for greater autonomy within the Persian-dominated country. How much this will hurt the resistance group is unclear. The group has certainly had a eventful history:
Other attacks include the 2005 ambush on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motorcade in Sistan-Baluchistan; the 2006 murder of 22 civilians in Tasooki; the 2007 ambush on an IRGC convoy that killed 18 officers in Zahedan; the 2008 kidnapping and execution of 16 Iranian policemen; the 2009 ambush that killed 12 policemen in Saravan; and the 2009 bombing at a mosque in Zahedan that killed 25 people.