Monday, May 23, 2022

A mayor in Tehran attacked after preventing illegal construction

Tehran’s municipality has announced that the mayor of the third district of the city’s 19th area and some of his staff got attacked by a group of people who were banned from continuing illegal construction there.

The attack happened when Seyyed Mohammad Javad Hashemi and the employees were visiting the building under construction in the capital city.

He sustained injuries to his head when the attackers hit him with daggers. The mayor was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

Following the incident, police identified the assailants and arrested them.

Hashemi’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Several days ago, attackers opened fire on his car. Alireza Nadali, the spokesman for Tehran’s City Council, slammed the attack in a tweet and vowed that the assailants will face the full force of law.

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