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Gunmen Attack IRGC General's Car, Kill Bodyguard, Reports Say

Sputnik News


Early on Saturday, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car carrying a general of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iranian state media, IRNA, has reported that as a result of an attack on IRGC commander, Brigadier-General Hossein Almassi, his bodyguard Mahmoud Absalom was killed.

The general was not hurt during the attack. The attack is said to have occurred near a checkpoint in the provincial capital Zahedan. Authorities have arrested some suspects, but did not identify them, state media said.

Mahmoud Absalom was the son of a senior IRGC commander in the region, according to IRNA.

he attack coincided with events celebrating the anniversary of IRGC's foundation, as well as the last 10 days of Ramadan.

© Sputnik

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