Four Officers Injured After Gunmen Attack in Khuzestan
Gunmen open fire on Iranian police personnel in Khuzestan, just days after a similar incident that coincided with water scarcity protests in the province.
Four Iranian police personnel were injured in the Lorestan province that neighbors Khuzestan, after being shot by gunmen.
The officers were in their car at a gas station when they were ambushed by two gunmen on motorcycles.
Following the incident, the injured officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, and their health condition was reported to be stable.
Last week, a policeman was killed and another was wounded by terrorists that infiltrated demonstrators protesting the water shortage crisis in Khuzestan 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.
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.
Iran is suffering its worst drought in 50 years. Iran’s average rainfall this year has diminished by 52% compared to the previous year. Even President Hassan Rouhani said this year’s drought was “unprecedented”. Summer heat and seasonal sandstorms have hit Iran and Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Besides, the Chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Maj. Gen. Hussein Salami has lately visited the Khuzestan province. Salami toured several cities and villages to supervise the services provided to the population in light of the recent water crisis.
On his part, Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei has lately said that the water problem in the Khuzestan province constituted "one of the painful and fundamental concerns during the recent period," and urged officials to follow up on the problems and work to solve them.