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Minor Boy Among Four Civillians Shot Dead by Iranian Forces

May 16, 2024
1 min read
Four civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in separate incidents on May 13 and 15, 2024, by Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchistan Province
Four civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in separate incidents on May 13 and 15, 2024, by Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchistan Province

Four civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in separate incidents on May 13 and 15, 2024, by Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.

The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reported that Bilal Nasrati, 14, died on May 15 from wounds sustained two days prior in a shooting by security forces in Saravan. 

His father, Asghar, was reportedly killed instantly when security forces opened fire on their car without warning at a central intersection in the city. 

The mother and another child were also injured in the attack. 

Haalvsh news agency reported that security forces fired from multiple government vehicles stationed at the scene.

In a separate incident late on May 13, two brothers, Mohammad Sarani, 33, and Gholam Sarani, 38, were killed by border guards in the village of Kando, located near the border in Hirmand city. Both men were fathers of young children. 

Another brother, Nabi Sarani, 42, and Nazir Rakhshani were seriously injured in the shooting.

The circumstances surrounding these deaths remain unclear, and Iranian authorities have not yet commented on the incidents. 

However, these killings come amid ongoing tensions in Sistan and Baluchistan, a province with a large ethnic Baluch population that faces marginalization and repression by the Iranian government.

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