Colonel in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps assassinated in Tehran

Colonel in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps assassinated in Tehran

A members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been assassinated in an armed attack by two motorcyclists in Tehran.

According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, the incident took place around 4 Pm local time on Sunday, when the IRGC member was getting out of his car to enter his home in an eastern neighbourhood of the Iranian capital.

The IRGC member, who has been identified as Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, was assassinated by two motorcyclists, who shot him five times before fleeing the scene.

The IRIB news agency reported that three bullets hit him in the head, while two bullets hit his hand.

The IRGC issued a statement soon after the assassination, saying that the martyr was assassinated in a terrorist attack by counterrevolutionary elements.

The statement sent condolences to his family, adding that “necessary measures have been taken to identify and arrest the assailant or assailants.”

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