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Iran

Iranian MP survives assassination attempt

By Rudaw 10/7/2016
Bullet holes and blood on the door of the car Heshmatollah Falahatpishe was travelling in during the assassination attempt. Photo: IRIB News
Bullet holes and blood on the door of the car Heshmatollah Falahatpishe was travelling in during the assassination attempt. Photo: IRIB News
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—An Iranian parliamentarian survived an assassination attempt that killed his driver and a local official Sunday afternoon. Initial reports indicate that the attack may have been carried out by the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK).

Heshmatollah Falahatpishe, Member of Parliament for Islamabad Gharb, was in the Rijab region of Kermanshah Province in western Iran with the governor of the province and other local officials when the car they were travelling in was shot at. 

His driver, identified by IRNA as Mr. Karami, and Dr. Nikazm, who oversees Dalahu city’s veterinary network, were both killed, Farhad Tajari, MP for Qasr-e-Shirin, confirmed to IRNA. 

Four perpetrators of the attack opened fire on the officials from a car according to Tajari, which they then set on fire and fled the scene on foot. 

Falahatpishe, Faramarz Akbari, the governor of Dalahu, and Farzad Fazli, Director of the General Fisheries Department in Kermanshah province, were injured, according to IRNA. 

“The identity of the assassins – whether they are bandits or belong to other groups – is not clear to us,” acting Minister of the Interior Hosseinali Amiri informed IRNA. “Security and disciplinary forces are looking for them,” he added.

A lawmaker from Kermanshah city, Ahmad Safari, however, told Mizan Online that the attackers belonged to the armed Kurdish group PJAK.

PJAK has recently clashed with Iranian forces in the Kurdish northwest of Iran. 

 

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sceptical | 10/7/2016
and how do they know it was PJAK? did PJAK threaten this individual? have they threatened to attack Iranian officials? who is this person and what reason would PJAK have to attack him? at least give one piece of circumstantial evidence to support your claim
Circassian 4Ever | 11/7/2016
There's always next time.
terrorism | 11/7/2016
So killing drivers and doctors is defending your rights?
donnadixon | 11/7/2016
I would say it was ISIS- most likely. But ISIS and their craw-daddies Obama, Abbott, Killery,Iran, Turkey,the Lucifertarian Crusades- They want the world to think that Kurdish people are terrorists, when really it was Turkey,Iran the whole time!
Mohamedzzz | 11/7/2016
Iran should not waste time, before the situation goes out of control, he should meet Kurds and cut a deal, otherwise Iran's future will be in geopardy.
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