“Four militants kill two security forces in southeastern Iran; two hanged for deadly mosque attack”

By | July 8, 2023



Four militants attacked a police station in Zahedan, Iran, killing two security forces in a shootout, according to state TV. The city is located in the Sistan and Baluchistan province, near the border with Pakistan. The armed group, equipped with grenades, attempted to gain access to the police station. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard confirmed that all four militants were killed.

In a separate incident, two men involved in the deadly attack on the Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz were hanged. The attack took place on October 26 and was carried out by members of the extremist Islamic State group. At least 13 people were killed, and 30 others were injured. The execution of the two men took place publicly in Shiraz.

The attack on the police station and the execution of the individuals involved in the mosque attack highlight the ongoing security challenges faced by Iran. The country has been targeted by various extremist groups in the past, particularly those from the Sunni Muslim community who have targeted the Shiite majority.

It is important to note that these incidents occurred amidst protests in Iran marking 40 days since the death of a woman in custody. These protests have sparked the largest anti-government movement in over a decade. However, there is no indication that the attack on the police station is related to these demonstrations.

The Iranian government continues to face security threats from both domestic and international extremist groups. The authorities are taking measures to ensure the safety and security of the country and its citizens..