At least four road police patrol personnel were killed in a “terror” attack in the tense southeast Iranian city of Zahedan on Sunday.
The patrol officers were shot dead inside their vehicle in Zahedan, the capital city of the southeast province of Sistan and Balochistan.
Tasnim News agency states, “Terrorists ambushed the patrol car and shot at officers.”
The Sunni-dominated province with a border with Pakistan and Afghanistan is no stranger to turmoil, and local security personnel are frequently attacked.
Tasnim reported that authorities searched for the attackers on Sunday but did not disclose any other information on the suspects or potential motives.
In the province earlier this month, there was an attack that resulted in the deaths of two police officers; in May, there were violent skirmishes that resulted in the deaths of five border guards.
The region has played host to clashes involving Sunni extremist groups, Baluch rebels, ad drug trafficking.