News ID: 192836
Published: 0740 GMT May 15, 2017

Gunmen kill two policemen in southwest Iran

Gunmen kill two policemen in southwest Iran

Unknown gunmen killed two law enforcement forces in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, news agencies reported on Monday.

Provincial police official Ali Qassempour said the attack took place in the early hours of Monday.

“Since the earliest moments after the attack, efforts have been underway to identify and arrest the assailants,” said the official who is the deputy for social affairs of the Law Enforcement Force of Khuzestan Province, Press TV reported.

Last year, a terrorist group struck a police station in the province’s Hamidiyeh town, killing three security forces and injuring two more. The terrorists were arrested within 72 hours and sentenced to hanging.

Ten Iranian border guards were killed last month in the southeast in a border attack originating from the Pakistani side. The assailants escaped to Pakistani territory immediately after the attack.

In a statement, the Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

   
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