Iranian MP Escapes Assassination Attempt near Border Area

Iranian MP Escapes Assassination Attempt near Border Area

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Heshmatollah Falahat Pishe, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, escaped an assassination attempt on Sunday when gunmen riddled his car with bullets in the western province of Kermanshah.

Four gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the lawmaker and his accompanying delegation after blocking their path near Rijab, a village in Ban Zardeh Rural District, in the Central District of Dalahu County, Kermanshah Province.


The attackers fled the area after setting fire to their own car.

Falahat Pishe, Faramarz Akbari, the governor of Dalahu, as well as Seyed Farzad Afzali, the province’s head of Fisheries Organization, suffered serious injuries in the shooting, according to Yusuf Shah Hosseini, political, security and social deputy of the province’s governor general.

The MP’s general condition is good, but he would require some time to fully recover.

However, driver of Dalahu’s governor and Mr. Nikmarz, the head of Kermanshah’s Veterinary Organization, were martyred in the terrorist attack.

Such attacks are rare in Iran, but terrorist groups like the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) stage hit-and-run assaults in border areas from time to time.

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