At least four killed in election-related violence in southern Iran
In two towns in southern Iran, election-related violence has claimed the lives of at least four people, while 16 others were injured, a local official said Sunday.
In Firouzabad, a town some 620 miles south of Tehran, violence erupted after local election results were announced Saturday evening, said Shah Hasani, an official at the provincial governor's office.
"Unfortunately, three people were killed and 15 others injured as a result of clashes between supporters of a losing candidate who believed the election has been rigged and police," Hasani was cited by The AP as saying.
"The situation in Firouzabad is back to normal now," he said.
Hasani said one person was killed and another injured on the day of polling in Nourabab Mamassani, another town in southern Iran.
"A person who tried to clear the stamp from his identity card and vote for a second time was attacked by some people who belong to a rival ethnic group and killed," Hasani said. (Albawaba.com)
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