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Iran: militia member killed, 3 wounded in gun attack

September 18, 2023 at 2:56 pm

Iranian members of the Basij militia take part in an anti-US rally to protest the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani by a US airstrike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, at Palestine Square in the capital Tehran, Iran on January 4, 2020 [Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency]

The authorities in Iran have announced that a member of the Basij paramilitary force affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the city of Nurabad. Three others were wounded in the attack.

Ismail Ghazal Safli, the Deputy Governor of Fars Province, said on Sunday that two unidentified individuals on a motorcycle opened fire on Basij forces in the city.

According to the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, the attackers fled the scene after carrying out the attack. No information has been released about their possible identity.

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