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Gunmen kill Sunni cleric in southern Iran
July 06, 2018
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TEHRAN: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says that gunmen have shot to death a Sunni cleric in a town in southern Iran.

The report says cleric Abdolshakour Kord was killed on Thursday outside of a mosque in the Baluchi town of Khash. The town is about 1,650 kilometres, or about 1,000 miles, southeast of the capital, Tehran, near the border with Pakistan.

IRNA says the cleric was active in both religious and academic fields and that the case is under investigation.

The region where the killing happened has been the scene of occasional clashes between Baloch militants and Iranian government forces. It is also a major route of drug smuggling by armed bandits.

Associated Press
 

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