Unknown terrorists have opened fire and hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, prompting security forces to return fire.
IRNA on Friday quoted informed sources as saying that a number of police members and passers-by have been injured in the exchange of fire and were transferred to the hospital in the provincial capital of Zahedan.
An eyewitness also told IRNA that a number of individuals attacked the police station and one of them hit its wall with a bus and tried to destroy it, but only a part of the wall was damaged.
Meanwhile, Tasnim news agency quoted a provincial council in task of security, political and social affairs as saying that an armed group opened fire and planned to disrupt security in Zahedan but they failed thanks to the vigilance and due measures by the city's security forces. It added that the situation is now under control and calm is restored to the city.
Tasnim also reported that rioters set fire to some tires and trash cans in some areas of the city and attacked a bakery.
The terrorists also set ablaze a fire engine, an emergency station, and a bank, among other places in Zahedan but their attempts to continue rioting failed following the timely presence of security forces.
Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses: