TEHRAN (AFP) – A member of Iran’s Basij militia has been killed in the Kurdistan province town of Marivan, the Fars news agency reported yesterday.
The country has been rocked by over two months of protests.
Government officials blamed the “riots” on “foreign enemies” in the West they accuse of inciting law-breaking.
“Ali Fatahi… was killed on Wednesday evening by mercenaries of the enemy and the counter-revolution, because he was a member of the Basij,” Fars said, referring to the volunteer militia recruited under the auspices of the Revolutionary Guard.
Provincial security official Mohammad Rezaei described Fatahi as a “citizen of Marivan” and said he was “killed by a bullet to the back”, Fars added.
Since the unrest erupted in mid-September, over 30 security force personnel have been killed, state media said.