Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Two civilians killed by IRGC forces in northwest Iran

Two Kurdish brothers were killed on Wednesday evening when Iranian security forces fired on their vehicle in Kurdish-majority western Iran, according to a human rights monitor.  This comes just two days after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) killed ten Baloch civilians in the south east.

Three security force vehicles on Wednesday afternoon surrounded the pickup truck of Abdollah and Osman Naderi, who were travelling in between the villages of Shinabad and Zeydan, just outside the Kurdish city of Piranshahr. The security forces, believed to be from the ministry of intelligence and the IRGC, peppered the vehicle with bullets to the horrors of onlookers in the area, according to rights monitor Hengaw.

“There was no warning shot and they just fired upon the vehicle and killed the two brothers instantly,” according to witnesses speaking to Hengaw.

The bodies were seized by the security forces and taken to Piranshahr, the monitor reported.

This is not an isolated case. Security forces and police in the northwestern and western cities of Iran open fire with impunity, injuring and killing innocent locals.

On February 20, two other men in Sardasht were shot and killed by security forces yesterday. The two men were dodging bullets, when they fell off the cliff and drowned in a river.

The two men were identified as Abubakr Mohammadi, 36-years-old, and Eskandar Mohammad, 35-years-old.

The Iranian regime’s security forces and the IRGC have a history of shooting and killing innocent civilians. There are daily reports of IRGC forces opening fire on Kurd border porters in western Iran and civilians carrying fuel in southeastern Iran.

،There are over 200 cases of civilians killed by IRGC forces in 2020 alone. At least 74 citizens were killed, including 36 porters, 5 fuel carriers and 33 other citizens. The 2020 arbitrary shootings injured at least 130 people.

Read complete article at: Rudaw

Also read: Dozens of Baloch Citizens Killed or Wounded by IRGC Forces

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