Gunfire on police patrol kills several in Iran’s Kurdish area
Oktober 7, 2010 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian news agency reports that several people were killed and injured after gunmen opened fire on a police patrol in the Kurdish area of Iran.
The semiofficial Mehr news agency says police confirmed the attack happened in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran’s Kurdistan province, some 310 miles (500 kilometres) west of Tehran.
Thursday’s report did not specify the number of casualties.
In September, a deadly bombing killed 12 and injured scores of civilians at a military parade in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. Iranian forces later crossed into neighbouring Iraq and killed 30 Kurdish fighters in retaliation.
Iran has long fought Kurdish separatist groups who say they are fighting for more rights for the minority, which makes up 7 per cent of Iran’s 75 million people.