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Iran Firing: 5 Killed, 10 injured as gunman opens fire on protesters at a central market

Along with many civilians, the soldiers deployed in security were also seriously injured in this firing. The news agency The Associated Press has given this information quoting Iran's state television. A woman and a girl have died in the firing.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tehran: At least five people were killed and several injured after gunmen opened fire at a beach market in Iran’s southwestern city of Ijih. Along with many civilians, the soldiers deployed in security have also been seriously injured in this firing. The news agency The Associated Press has given this information quoting Iran’s state television.

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“Armed and terrorist elements” on two motorcycles arrived at a central market in the city of Izeh and opened fire on protesters and security forces there, leaving five dead and at least 10 wounded, state news agency IRNA reported.

The news agency has reported that a woman and a girl have died in the firing. It is not yet known why the gunmen opened fire. Ten others, including security forces, were injured in the firing. Waliullah Hayati, deputy governor of Khuzestan province, said a girl and a woman were among those killed.

Significantly, a group of dozens of protesters gathered in various parts of Izeh late on Wednesday night to protest against the government in Iran. Anti-government slogans were being raised here, then stones were also pelted at the police, after which tear gas shells were also released to disperse them. During this someone set fire to the Shia religious seminary.

During this, violent clashes also took place in some protests. Iran has also seen a series of recent attacks on separatists and religious extremists, including a shooting at a major Shia shrine last month. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group.

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