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World Three Iran security personnel killed by 'rioters': reports

11:05  19 november  2019
11:05  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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At least 12 people have been killed in Iran since protests against fuel price rises erupted three days ago, officials have said, although reports suggest the He also alleged that " rioters used knives and guns", and that a number of security personnel were " killed or taken hostage". On Sunday, Iran 's

A protester was killed and 11 more wounded during clashes with security forces. Iran , the region's main Shia power, has fostered ties with Iraq's Shia majority since Saddam Hussein's downfall. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Rioters attacked the building after days of violent protests.

Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by "rioters" near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.

Iranian security force targets have come under attack by protesters in several cities, like this police station in the central city of Isfahan © - Iranian security force targets have come under attack by protesters in several cities, like this police station in the central city of Isfahan

The assailants wielding knives and machetes ambushed the three -- a Revolutionary Guard and two members of the Basij militia -- west of the capital, the news agencies reported.

The deaths take to at least five the number of people confirmed to have been killed in violent demonstrations that erupted across Iran on Friday against a surprise petrol price hike.

One of the three was identified as Morteza Ebrahimi, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and father of a newborn child, according to Fars.

The other two were Majid Sheikhi, 22, and Mostafa Rezaie, 33. Both served in the Basij militia, a volunteer force loyal to the establishment.

State television said a ceremony would be held for Ebrahimi and Rezaie in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.

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Iran's head of the Revolutionary Guard threatened to destroy the United States and its allies during a televised speech Monday, accusing the nations of instigating violent protests that erupted earlier this month after the announcement of massive fuel hikes. © FoxNews.com Iran's Revolutionary Guard warns there will be 'decisive' action if the unrest continues; Benjamin Hall reports. Speaking to tens of thousands of people holding signs with anti-U.S. slogans in Tehran's Revolution Square, Gen. Hossein Salami accused the U.S., Britain, Saudi Arabia and Israel of fueling the deadly unrest.

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