Four police officers killed in ‘armed attack’ in southeast of Iran

Four members of the police force were killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in the north of Sistan and Baluchistan province, Iran. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 1st, as reported by Iran’s Tasnim news agency.

According to the Sistan and Baluchistan Police Information Center, the attack targeted a road police patrol unit on the critical “Kash-Taftan” axis. The assault has left the entire region in mourning and sparked a nationwide outcry for justice.

In response to the act, Zahedan’s prosecutor, Mahdi Shamsabadi, vowed swift action. He asserted that a judicial order has been issued to arrest those responsible for perpetrating this callous crime, signaling the authorities’ determination to bring the culprits to justice.

The fallen officers have been identified as Mehdi Allahpour, Reza Esmaili, Mohammad Reza Sheikhi, and Hassan Vahidi.

As investigations into this incident intensify, one disconcerting fact remains: no individual or group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.