JUST IN

Sunday, August 6, 2017

BREAKING: Four dead as soldier opens fire on military base


At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement.

The incident was “probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades, ” the statement said.

It took place on a shooting range , and could also have been the result of a gun misfiring , the statement added.

“The injured were transported to a medical centre and an investigation has been opened ,” it said.
State television reported a similar incident last month when a serviceman opened fire at a barracks in Abyek , around 40 kilometres northwest of Tehran , killing three and injuring six.

The gunman in that incident , who had reportedly been denied a transfer to his home town , shot himself but survived his injuries, according to the ISNA news agency .

Military service of two years is mandatory for Iranian men when they turn 19 .

AFP

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search

FACEBOOK

FEEDBACK

Name

Email *

Message *

MOST VIEWED POSTS