5 killed, 15 more wounded in terrorist attack in Iran's Khuzestan province-UPDATED

5 killed, 15 more wounded in terrorist attack in Iran
# 16 November 2022 22:20 (UTC +04:00)

At least five people were killed in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan on Wednesday in what state media described as a terrorist attack, APA reports citing Reuters.

Iran's state TV said 15 others were wounded in the attack at the market in the city of Izeh. The semi-official ISNA news agency said two gunmen in a car opened fire on people.

Iran's ethnic Arab minority, who mostly live in Khuzestan, have joined weeks of protests triggered by the death in custody of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16.

"Five people were killed in the terrorist attack, including one child, one woman and three men," local official Valiollah Hayati told state TV.

ISNA said two members of Iran's volunteer Basij militia were among those killed.


Five people were killed in a “terrorist attack” in Iran’s southwestern city of Izeh on Wednesday, state media said, APA's Tehran bureau reports.

A group of unknown gunmen opened fire at people and police officers with Kalashnikovs in Izeh, a city in the Khuzestan province.

So far, 5 people were killed and 5 were wounded.