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Armed Attackers Kill Basij Officer in Clash

June 16, 2023
1 min read
The IRGC said that two of the assailants were killed in the clash
The IRGC said that two of the assailants were killed in the clash

A member of the Basij paramilitary force was killed during a confrontation with "armed individuals” or “criminals" in the eastern city of Hamoon, the Quds expeditionary force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reported on Friday. 

The killed Basij member was identified as Ardeshir Khatibi. 

The IRGC said that two of the assailants were killed in the clash. Six suspects were reportedly arrested by the authorities in connection with the incident. During the confrontation, the IRGC claimed to have recovered a "significant cache of weapons and ammunition" from the attackers. 

In a video report released by state media, local sources said that two IRGC also sustained injuries while confronting the armed individuals.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for the incident. 

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