November 30, 2011
According to informed sources in Islamabad, Baluch, who replaced Abdolmalek Rigi as Jundallah’s ringleader, travelled to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with Saudi security officials.
Rigi was arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in February 2010 and executed in June for 79 counts of crime, including armed robbery, bombing operations and armed attacks on law enforcement and civilians.
Rigi stated in his confessions that he had dealings with the US government and was promised unlimited funds and resources for “waging an insurgency” in Iran.
Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, has witnessed a rise in terror activities by arms smugglers and Pakistani-based armed terrorist groups such as Jundallah.