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Second Basij Member Shot In Iran Succumbs To Injuries

Monday, 09/18/2023

A second member of the of the Revolutionary Guard's Basij militia, who was shot by two unidentified assailants on Saturday in Iran's Fars province, has died.

The announcement comes from the Public Relations of the Basij Force in the Nurabad Mamasani region, identifying the individual as Pouya Khoshnam.

Prior to the incident, another Basij member, Yaser Shojaiyan, had also succumbed to his injuries. Additionally, two more individuals sustained injuries during the attack.

The assailants who used a shotgun to fire at agents while there were on duty have not been identified.

The armed attacks have taken place amidst a series of incidents targeting both military and paramilitary forces in various cities throughout Iran.

The incidents are occurring against the backdrop of ongoing protests in recent months, which initially emerged in response to the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of morality police and the subsequent suppression of demonstrators.

Such attacks have been directed at military personnel, law enforcement officers, and even clerics.

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