A member of Iran´s elite Revolutionary Guards was killed and five wounded in an armed attack in the restive southeast on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The attack took place in Sistan-Baluchistan province. The assailants struck a base of the Basij militia in the town of Nikshahr.
“Morteza Ali-Mohammadi was martyred in the incident and the five critically injured have been transferred to the hospital,” Nikshahr´s prosecutor Mohsen Golmohammadi told the semi-official YJC news agency.
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The Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice), which is blacklisted as a terrorist group by Iran, claimed responsibility for the raid on social media. State media said only that it was a “terrorist” attack, and held no particular group responsible.
It also claimed responsibility for two bombings on Wednesday which wounded several police officers in the provincial capital Zahedan.