Four IRGC members killed in southeast Iran – IRNA

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SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Four members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed in the southeast of the country, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

The killers fled to neighboring Pakistan after coming under fire, IRNA said, while giving no further details about the incident in the Saravan area of Sistan-Baluchistan province.

The dead were members of the Basij, a militia affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards that have been widely deployed during a state crackdown against protesters, IRNA cited the Guard’s statement as saying.

“The perpetrators of attack … fled to Pakistan after receiving heavy fire,” the statement added, according to IRNA.

The provincial capital, Zahedan, was scene of some of the deadliest unrest during the wave of nationwide protests ignited by Mahsa Amini’s death in morality police custody, when security forces killed at least 66 people in a crackdown on Sept. 30, according to Amnesty International.

Since mid-September, Iran has been rocked by protests over the death of the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the Morality Police.

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