Iran claimed on Thursday its police forces came under attack. According to the reports, armed men opened fire on a police patrol in Iran's Kurdish region, killing four officers and a bystander. The was reported in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran's Kurdistan province some 500 kilometers west of Tehran.
"In this terrorist incident five were killed including four policemen and a pedestrian," Ebrahim Kazeminejad, the provincial deputy police chief was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
The two gunmen were members of "counterrevolutionary groups," he added. Five other policemen and four civilians were hurt in the attack, one of them in serious condition.