Iran death toll rises as protests continue


A number of Iranians have died  amid ongoing nationwide anti-government protests that began last week in various cities across Iran. Nine Iranians were killed in Isfahan province alone during anti-government protests on Monday night.

State TV said on Tuesday that six people were killed in Isfahan’s central town Qahderijan – during a raid on a police station – and one more in Khomeinishahr. According to state media, the rioters were attempting to break into the station to obtain weapons. An 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were among those killed in Khomeinishahr. In addition, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency said a member of Basij militia and a police officer were killed in Najafabad, 350km south of the capital Tehran, on Monday. According to reports, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier was shot by an assailant using a hunting rifle in Najafabad…

Read more : Aljazeera, 02.1.2018