Sunni Basiji, Shia teacher killed in Iran terror attack


A Sunni Basiji volunteer and a Shia teacher have been killed in a terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, police say.

The terror attack happened in the city of Sarbaz Thursday night, said Sistan and Baluchestan Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi.

“Last night, two masked motorcyclists carried out a terrorist attack in the city of Sarbaz, killing two people,” the police commander said on Friday.

He said that the first victim was a Sunni Basiji who was killed on his way back home from shopping, adding that the second attack occurred when terrorists opened fire on a Shia teacher some 200 meters from the site of the first attack.

The gunmen fled the scene following the terror incident.

Rahimi said that police, forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as the Intelligence Ministry are working to identify the perpetrators of the crime.

Sistan and Baluchestan Province has been the scene of a number of terrorist attacks in recent years.

In late November 2014, three Iranian security forces were shot dead by unknown gunmen in the province.

Three Iranian police officers were also killed in early October last year when they came under attack at nighttime by armed bandits while on a mission in the provincial city of Saravan.

Another police officer was killed after an explosives-laden car taken to the police station by terrorists went off hours after the first incident.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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