Unknown gunmen attack governor official in south east Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Early morning on Oct. 11, a governor official in Iranshahr city of Iran's south eastern Sistan and Baluchestan province was attacked by unknown gunmen.
Bahram Bashandeh, the head of Social Affairs of the governor office was going to work, when two unknown persons opened fire at him using colt, the country's Mehr news agency reported.
He was hit by 3 bullets in the abdomen, according the report.
Bashandeh was transferred to a local hospital and underwent surgery.
The death risk is eliminated, however, he is still in serious condition, according to the hospital sources.
The gunmen who attacked the official were wearing municipal employees' uniforms.
In a similar incident in last November, Mousa Nouri, the attorney of Zabol city in the Sistan and Baluchestan province was gunned down.
The region witnessed several clashes between the rebel groups and Iran's security forces in recent months.
Some 4 police officers have been killed in 2 attacks in Saravan city Oct. 8-9.
On Sept. 9 Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) thwarted armed Baluchi rebel's attack on a border base in Saravan.
The rebels were trying to seize the border base, however, the IRGC forces alongside with Baluchi Basijis (volunteer militia) repelled the attack, the IRGC said.