Gunmen kill policeman, blow up fuel tanker in Iran

2019-02-06 12:53
Tehran, Iran. (iStock)

Tehran, Iran. (iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Iran's state TV says gunmen have killed a policeman and wounded a police officer in a shootout in which a stray bullet hit a fuel tanker, causing it to explode.

It said on Wednesday that the shootout erupted near a gas station in the western province of Lurestan. It says the explosion shattered the windows of a nearby building.

State TV says the wounded police lieutenant is in "satisfactory" condition after being transferred to a local hospital.

It says the assailants fled in a stolen car. It was unclear what sparked the shootout.

Heavily rural Lurestan has seen occasional tribal-related armed clashes. Many people in the area keep private firearms.

In November, authorities confiscated some 150 guns from smugglers in the province.

Read more on:    iran
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.