A general from Iran’s influential Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has narrowly escaped an attack. The bomber struck shortly after noon in the southeastern part of the country.
A bodyguard of IRGC Brigadier General Hussein Almasi was killed in the attack. Hussein Almasi is the commander of the IRGC in Sistan-Baluchistan province. The province borders Pakistan and Afghanistan. News from Al Jazeera
Gunmen opened fire on a car carrying Hussein Almasi. He escaped unhurt, but his bodyguard was killed.
The bodyguard of Hussein Almasi was identified as Mahmud Absalan. His father’s name was General Pervez Absalan. He is a commander of the IRGC in the region.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police checkpoint in southeastern Iran, the report said. Later, security forces exchanged fire with the terrorists.
Iranian security forces have arrested those involved in the attack.