Prosecutor assassinated in southeastern Iran

Prosecutor assassinated in southeastern Iran
Wed Nov 6, 2013 17:07:29

An Iranian prosecutor has been assassinated by unknown assailants in the southeast of the country.

The prosecutor of the city of Zabol in the southeastern Sistan-and-Balochistan Province was gunned down in a terrorist attack on Wednesday, said Head of the provincial Justice Department Hojjatoleslam Ibrahim Hamidi, Press TV reported.

Mousa Noori and his driver were attacked and killed by unidentified terrorists on the way to work at 7:15 am local time (3:45 GMT), the provincial chief justice added.

Two gunmen sprayed Noori and his driver with bullets and fled the scene, the top judge further said.

“We are investigating the issue and do not have any specific information in that regard,” Hamidi added.

The attack comes less than two weeks after fourteen Iranian border guards lost their lives and six more were wounded in a shooting assault in the border region of Saravan in Sistan-and-Baluchestan on October 25.

The terrorist group of Jaish-ul-Adl, which claimed responsibility for the shooting, had infiltrated into Iran from Pakistan and fled back into Pakistani territory following the attack.


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