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Suspect kills three, self in hostage standoff in Iran’s west

A man who had taken a number of people hostage at a government building in Iran’s western Ilam City has killed three people and himself, ending the standoff, which also saw at least seven people wounded.

Police said the man took people hostage at the Department of Assets of Ilam Province’s Mostazafan Foundation on Wednesday morning.

The suspect, who was not identified by name, was reportedly a former employee of the institution who had been fired.

Counter-terror police immediately responded to the scene.

Colonel Farzad Yassemi, a deputy police chief for Ilam Province, said the incident was being investigated.

Meanwhile, some of the wounded are said to be in critical condition.

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