Iranian state television reported Tuesday morning that nine people had been killed overnight, among them a young boy, amid nationwide protests and unrest. The report raised the death toll in six days of demonstrations to at least 20 people.
State TV said six rioters were killed during an attack on a police station in the town of Qahdarijan. It reported that clashes were sparked by rioters who tried to steal guns from the police station. The report said an 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in the town of Khomeinishahr, while a member of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard was killed in the town of Najafabad. All were reportedly shot by hunting rifles.
‘God help us’: Leaked report shows how riots have panicked Iran’s regime as death toll from unrest climbs to 21 after nine more people die overnight