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MP escapes assassination attempt in western Iran

10 July 2016 16:22

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An Iranian lawmaker has survived an assassination attempt in the western province of Kermanshah, a fellow MP says.

The vehicle carrying Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the representative of the county of Eslamabad-e Gharb, came under a terrorist attack as he was travelling to the village of Rijab on Sunday, Farhad Tajarri, an MP from the western Iranian city of Qasr-e Shirin, told IRNA.

He added that the governor general of Eslamabad-e Gharb and the director general of the fisheries of Kermanshah, also passengers of the vehicle, sustained injuries while the driver and head of the Veterinary Department of Dalahou county lost their lives in the shooting.

The lawmaker said Falahatpisheh escaped the attack unhurt, adding that local security and judicial officials are investigating the assault.

Terrorist groups backed by Iran’s enemies have been carrying out acts of terror mostly in border areas during recent months to scuttle the country’s security.

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