Jaish ul-Adl

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Jaish ul-Adl
Participant in Sistan and Baluchestan insurgency
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Jaish ul-Adl logo and flag
ActiveLate 2013 – present
IdeologySalafi jihadism
anti-Islamic Republic of Iran
Baloch Nationalism[1]
LeadersSalahuddin Farooqui[2]
Area of operationsSistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran and Balochistan, Pakistan[3]
Size100+[citation needed]
Originated asJundallah[4]
Opponent(s)Iran Iran[4]

Jaish ul-Adl or Jaish al-Adl, (Arabic: جيش العدل‎) meaning Army of Justice, is a Salafi Jihadist terrorist organization based in Pakistan[11] and the Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran,[12] responsible for several attacks against civilians and military personnel in Iran.[13] The group claims that it is a separatist group[14] fighting for independence of Sistan Baluchistan province and greater right for Baluch people.[15][1]

The group was founded in 2012 by members of Jundallah, a Sunni militant group that had been weakened following Iran's capture and execution of its leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, in 2010.[2] Its first major attack occurred in October 2013.[2] Jaish ul-Adl is a designated terrorist organization by Iran,[13] India and Japan.[16]


On April 26, 2017, the group claimed an ambush killed at least nine Iranian border guards and two others were injured while patrolling at the Pakistan–Iran border. Jaish ul-Adl claimed responsibility for the attack.[17]

On February 13, 2019, a suicide bombing in Iran targeting a bus carrying IRGC personnel killed 27 people.[18]


  1. ^ a b "Suicide Attack Kills 27 Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards". Haaretz. 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Iran's Sunni Baloch Extremists Operating from Bases in Pakistan". Jamestown Foundation. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Eric Draister (13 June 2017). "The Sordid History Of State Sponsored Terrorism Against Iran". Mint Press News.
  4. ^ a b c "Iran calls for return of abducted border guards held in Pakistan". The Telegraph. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) - Terrorist Groups - TRAC". trackingterrorism.org. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Iran ready to improve ties with all regional states: Rouhani". Arab News. 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Pakistani Jihadis Abduct Iranian Soldiers". The Daily Beast. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Rouhani claims Israel, US behind deadly suicide bombing in Iran". Times of Israel. 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Pakistani-Saudi Role in Financing, Training "Jaish al-Adl" Active in Sistan". Al-Manar. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  10. ^ https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/180927/31c68a20991b5a98b0dece4fd929c9c8.pdf
  11. ^ http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13971203000497
  12. ^ "Iran Spotlight: Sunni Insurgents Jaish ul-Adl Warn Tehran To End "Crimes Against Oppressed Peoples Of Iran, Syria"". EA Worldview. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Sunni Group Takes Credit for Attack That Killed 14 Iranians". Al-Monitor. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities". Voice of America. 16 October 2018.
  15. ^ "At least 14 Iranian guards kidnapped near Pakistan border: Iranian media". Samaa Tv. 16 October 2018.
  16. ^ "ジャイシュ・アル・アドル(JAA) - 国際テロリズム要覧(Web版) - 公安調査庁". moj.go.jp. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Pakistan condemns terrorist attack against Iranian border guards". Islamic Republic News Agency. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  18. ^ TRACterrorism.org (13 February 2019). "TRAC Incident Report: Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) Suicide VBIED (Truck Bomb) Targets Iranian Revolutionary Guard (#IRGC) Transportation Bus Chanali Area of Khash-Zahedan road, #Zahedan, Sistan-Balochistan Province, #Iran- 13 February 2019 https://www.trackingterrorism.org/chatter/trac-incident-report-jaish-al-adl-army-justice-suicide-vbied-truck-bomb-targets-iranian-revo …pic.twitter.com/dslFU3GWok". Retrieved 13 February 2019. External link in |title= (help)