The police car attacked by armed militants in Sistan-Baluchestan province (April 2024)

Militants Kill Six Officers In Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan Province

Wednesday, 04/10/2024

Six law enforcement officers have been killed by militants during an ambush on police vehicles in Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday.

Jaish al-Adl, a militant group advocating for enhanced rights and improved living conditions for the Baluchi ethnic minority, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Over the past few years, the group has carried out multiple attacks on Iranian security forces in the province.

According to reports from rights group Halvash, the targeted police vehicles were on patrol along the Sib and Suran county route when they came under attack.

An informed source, speaking to the Baloch Activists Campaign, disclosed that the assailants from Jaish al-Adl utilized silencers during the ambush.

Tasnim News Agency, affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, reported that five law enforcement officers were killed at the scene of the clash, with one succumbing to injuries after being rushed to the hospital due to the severity of the wounds.

The attack comes in the wake of previous deadly clashes between Jaish al-Adl and military forces on April 4 in the cities of Sistan and Baluchestan province, which lasted for more than 12 hours.

Iranian military sources confirmed the deaths of 18 members of the group in the clashes, with an additional 16 members of the Iranian forces losing their lives, 12 of whom were members of the IRGC, while four others were law enforcement personnel.

However, Jaish al-Adl has refuted the figures, claiming that the death toll of Iran’s military personnel stands at approximately 200.

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