Dec 16 (Reuters) – An agent of Israel’s Mossad espionage service was executed on Saturday in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, the official IRNA news agency reported.
“This person communicated with foreign services, specifically Mossad, collecting classified information, and with participation with associates, provided documents to foreign services, including the Mossad,” it said.
It did not name the person.
It said the accused had given classified information to a “Mossad officer” with the aim of “propaganda for groups and organizations opposed to the Islamic Republic”. It did not say where the supposed handover had taken place.
It was not clear when the person was arrested, but IRNA said an appeal had been denied.
The execution, which took place in a Zahedan jail in Sistan-Baluchestan, came a day after Baluch militants attacked a police station in the province, killing 11 security officials and wounding several others.
A state funeral was held on Saturday for the men in the town of Rask where the attack took place, according to state media. Two militants of the Jaish al-Adl group were also killed in following clashes.
The impoverished Sistan-Baluchestan province, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, has long been the scene of regular clashes between security forces and Sunni militants. The population of the province is mainly Sunni Muslim, while most Iranians are Shi’ite.