IRGC member killed during operation to arrest suspect in west Iran

A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is killed in clashes that erupted during the chase of a suspect in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah.

The IRGC said in a statement that Mahdi Shah Maleki was injured, along with another comrade, in the skirmishes that broke out in the city of Eslamabad-e-Gharb as they were trying to arrest a suspect.

The two injured forces were transferred to hospital, but Maleki succumbed to his severe injuries.

The suspect was arrested and an investigation is underway.

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