Iranian Officer Killed by Infiltrators During Water Shortage Protests
An Iranian policeman was killed and another was injured in Bandar Mahshahr, Khuzestan, during protests over water shortage in the province.
The District Governor of Bandar Mahshahr announced that a policeman was killed and another was wounded by terrorists that infiltrated the demonstrators protesting the water shortage crisis in the province.
A local official mentioned that the gunmen infiltrated the crowds and opened fire on a police patrol in the area, indicating that the authorities launched an investigation into the crime.
Iranian state television reported that "A second lieutenant was killed midnight Thursday as a result of riots in the town of Taleghani in the city of Mahshahr, Khuzestan province," quoting a police statement.
Last week, the Executive Director of the Barakat Foundation announced that the foundation implemented a project that would supply 471 villages suffering from water shortages in the Khuzestan province with water.
Earlier, on July 18, a video that went viral on social media showed several members of the terrorist Ahwaz movement joining a protest in Khuzestan, southwestern Iran.