(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 1. Three more members
of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and 'Basij'
(paramilitary volunteer militia) were killed as a result of armed
incidents took place in Zahedan city of Sistan and Baluchistan
Province (south-eastern Iran) on September 30, reports IRNA.
One of those killed among IRGC members was Colonel of the IRGC
Hamidrza Hashemi. At the same time, 32 IRGC and Basij personnel
were injured during armed incidents.
The IRGC has later issued an official statement on the
The incidents happened amid the ongoing protests in Iran.
On September 30, at least 19 civil people were killed and 15
people were injured in the incidents took place in the Zahedan city
of Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Also, the head of the Security
Department of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on the
province Colonel Ali Mousavi was also killed in incidents.
The protests in Iranian cities are ongoing, prompted by death of
a 22-year old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, allegedly after being
beaten by Iran's morality police while in custody for violating the
strict hijab-wearing rules. Amini's death on September 16 triggered
mass protests in Iran several days later.
Hijab was made mandatory for women in Iran shortly after the
country's 1979 revolution. Women who break the strict dress code
risk being arrested by Iran's morality police. Based on the dress
code, women are required to fully cover their hair in public and
wear long, loose-fitting clothes.
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