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IRGC top commander killed in Zahedan terrorist attack

1 Oct 2022 - 10:38

The commander of intelligence unit of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Sistan and Baluchistan Province has been shot dead by anti-revolution elements in clashes erupted in Zahedan on Friday.

Following a terrorist attack on a police station in Zahedan earlier on Friday, an armed group gathered near the Makki mosque and started shooting, which prompted the security forces to immediately get to the scene.

The IRGC commander, Ali Mousavi, was injured by a bullet in the chest and was taken to the hospital. But he succumbed to his wound.

And, Sistan and Baluchestan’s Governor Hossein Modarres Khiabani said at least 19 people, including police members, were killed and 20 injured in the terrorist attack at the police station.

He said, "a number of rioters affiliated with terrorist and separatist groups, whose identities are clear" attacked the police station and threw stones and opened fire, provoking a severe reaction by police forces.

The terrorists also set ablaze a fire engine, an emergency station, and a bank, among other places in the city but their attempts to continue rioting failed following the timely presence of security forces.

In a statement, the 'Jaish al-Zulm' terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in Zahedan.

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