Iran: Death toll of terrorist attack in Khuzestan rises
Including a nine-year-old child and a 45-year-old woman, the death toll of the terrorist attack on the city of Izeh in the Khuzestan Province rises to seven.
The death toll of the terrorist attack that targeted on Wednesday the central market of the western city of Izeh in the Khuzestan Province rose to seven, Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
Unknown assailants on two motorcycles opened fire on Iranian police officers in the city, which led to the death of several people, including a nine-year-old child and a 45-year-old woman, and the injury of others.
In a statement, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in Khuzestan said an armed group took advantage of the riots in the city and opened fire on people and police, calling on the people of the province to attend massively the funeral of the martyrs of the terrorist operation.
Western/Saudi backed "peaceful protesters" gunned down this young boy in Izeh, Khuzestan. Unforgivable. pic.twitter.com/H7OcnW0lZ3— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) November 16, 2022
The Public Prosecution Office in Khuzestan confirmed that three suspects involved in the attacks on the city were arrested, adding that work is underway to pursue others.
On November 6, Iranian sources reported that the IRGC dismantled a terrorist band in Khuzestan.
According to MEHR news, the IRGC found that the terror group was backed by an EU country.
The IRGC managed to contain the group before it carried out its operation.
It is noteworthy that in early November, the Khuzestan Province police announced the arrest of an arms smuggling gang consisting of three people.