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Two IRGC Members Gunned Down Near Abadan

Two IRGC Members Gunned Down Near Abadan

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 09:15
People gather during a funeral of the victims of assault that killed 25 people, in the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz , Iran September 24, 2018. Photo: Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS
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Two men from the "Basij" force, which falls under the command of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), were gunned down Tuesday close to the city of Abadan, southwest Iran, Iranian media said.

Armed men showered the two members by bullets from a passing vehicle, IRNA reported.

One of them died at the scene and the other succumbed to his wounds later on. Iranian media published pictures of the two dead members, showing one of them during a military training wearing the costume of IRGC land forces.

Meanwhile, the Twitter account of Harikat an-Nidhal al-Arabi (Arab Struggle Movement) said that the victims were members of the IRGC and were shot by forces of Ahvaz National Resistance.

Iranian official have not yet commented on the incident.

The incident follows reports that 22 of those arrested after the attack in Ahvaz in September had been executed and their families had been informed that the bodies were buried in anonymous places. However, the Iranian authorities denied these reports.

Human Rights in Iran (HRI) said around 10 days ago that the authorities arrested more than 600 people following the killing of 15 members and the wounding of more than 60 during the military parade in Ahvaz – most of the casualties were from the IRGC.

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