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BAAD - Jundallah - 2012



Jundallah is a militant group established in 2003 and based in Iran. The group advocates for the rights of the Baloch people, a minority ethnic group in southeastern Iran.[3] Other goals of the group include the recognition of the Balochi culture and religion from the Iranian government and improvement of socioeconomic conditions in Sistan Baluchestan, where the Baloch people are concentrated.[4] Baloch people are overwhelmingly Sunni Muslims, in contrast to the Shiite-dominated Iran. As a result, the Baloch are persecuted because of their ethnicity and religion by the Iranian government.[5] Jundallah was founded by Abdolmalek Rigi, who was in charge of the group's leadership until he was executed in 2010.[6] After Rigi’s death, Al-Hajj Mohammed Dhahir Baluch became the leader. Jundallah operates mainly in Sistan Baluchestan, a region in southeastern Iran that borders Pakistan.[7] Some of the most lethal attacks by the group include the Shiite Amir al-Mo’menin mosque attack (May 2009), a suicide bomb attack in a mall in the Sistan Baluchestan province (October 2009) and an attack in the Grand Mosque in Zahedan (July 2010).[8] View full narrative

Quick Facts for 2012


217 (Total of 1998 through 2012)

Religious, Ethnic


Territorial Control:
Does Not Control Territory (0)

Funding through Drug Trafficking:

Sorry, but there are no organizational details available for this group at this time.


Primary Ideology

  • Ag = Anti-Globalization
  • An = Anarchist
  • En = Ethnic
  • Ev = Environmental
  • Le = Leftist
  • Re = Religious
  • Ri = Rightist
  • Se = Separatist
  • Su = Supremacist
  • Vi = Vigilante


  •  Ally
  •  Suspected Ally
  •  Rival
  •  Violence
  •  Mixed Relations


  •  Blue 0 - 1479 fatalities
  •  Green 1479 - 2958 fatalities
  •  Yellow 2958 - 4437 fatalities
  •  Orange 4437 - 5916 fatalities
  •  Red 5916 - 7396 fatalities

Lethality is calculated as the total number of fatalities from 1998-2012.


Icon sizes depict approximate relative sizes of the organizations.

  • Smallest 0 - 10 members
  •   11 - 100 members
  •   101 - 1000 members
  •   1001 - 10000 members
  • Largest > 10000 members

Other Notes

Icons with no color coding or ideology icon have no detailed data at this time, and are provided as relationship information only.