Iran’s security forces have found traces of the terrorists who were involved in the recent assassination of Khoy Prosecutor Vali Haji-Qolizadeh.
“Security and police forces launched an investigation into the incident in the wake of the attack and arrested four suspects in connection with the assault,” Khoy’s Governor Ebrahim Mohammadlu said.
“Following the attack, the Security Council of the West Azerbaijan Province held an emergency meeting and the security forces are hard at work to identify the elements behind the terrorist attack,” he added.
An Iranian prosecutor was shot twice in front of his house late Monday by two unidentified gunmen in the city of Khoy in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan.
“The selection of a prosecutor for assassination signifies that it’s not a personal issue and the assassins are in confrontation with the Islamic establishment of the country,” Mohammadlu maintained.
Meanwhile, the Chief Prosecutor of the West Azerbaijan Province said the assassinated prosecutor had been threatened by the outlawed PJAK terrorist group a couple of times over the past days.
“Prosecutor Haji-Qolizadeh had a very good record in dealing with cases, including land-grabbing, moral corruption and anti-revolutionary groups, and his assassination likely rests with such groups,” Hojatoleslam Mohammad Mousavi stated.
The city of Khoy is located near the Turkish border.