Terrorist attack in SE Iran claims one life

TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (MNA) – A terrorist attack has been launched targeting an IRGC unit this morning in Nikshahr, Sistan and Baluchistan province.

The terrorist attack was carried out while the unit was performing morning ceremonies at their base.

Nikshar’s prosecutor Mohsen Golmohammadi told Young Journalists Club News Agency that the attack left one IRGC force martyred and five others injured. Two of the injured are in critical conditions and have been sent to the hospital, he added.

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Golmohammad told Mehr News Agency that two gunmen opened fired to the Basij base while crossing along its walls.

He went on to say that efforts are underway to arrest the terrorists.

In a statement, the IRGC Ground Force's Quds confirmed the attack and the reported casualties.

Mamoudreza Naseh, an official in Iranshahr hospital, told YJC that the attack has claimed one life and injured five others, adding, three of them have undergone surgeries and three others are receiving normal medical treatments.

“Aggressors were two terrorists who escaped when faced with the resistance of forces, leaving behind some explosives and equipment in the area,” Movahhedi Rad, public prosecutor of the province, told Mizan Online News Agency, adding that security and police forces are putting all-out effort to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the terrorist attack.

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