A file photo of an Iranian police force in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan (Photo via Tasnim News Agency)
The public relations manager of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province’s Education department says a local school teacher has been gunned down by unknown assailants.
“Akbar Balouchzehi was shot by unknown armed men while walking home from the village's mosque after the Maghrib prayer with his two children in the village of Jalayi Kalag,” said Ali Moradi on Saturday.
He added that the teacher’s two children were also injured in the incident and have been taken to hospital.
Last week, a commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was reportedly assassinated by two terrorists in the province.
Commander Rouhollah Aali was gunned down by “two Takfiri terrorists” while traveling to the Kurin District of Zahedan County in Sistan-and-Baluchestan.
He was the commander of the Kurin Battalion of Brigade 110 of the IRGC’s Salman Unit, which is assigned to the province.
Last year, an employee of the governor’s office of the city of Sarbaz in Sistan and Baluchestan was killed by unknown assailants. A few years before that another teacher was killed in the city of Rasak by Takfiri-Wahabi terrorists.