July 8 (EUROPA PRESS) –
An Iranian policeman has died as a result of a suicide bombing attack that occurred this Saturday against a police station in the Iranian city of Zahedan, which was at the time one of the epicenters of recent mass protests against the government of the Islamic republic.
The attack was carried out by a group of armed men, including two individuals equipped with explosive belts who blew up the entrance to the city’s 16th police station, in the province of Sistan and Balochistan, according to the official news agency. Iranian IRNA.
Zahedan, a majority Sunni city, was the scene of violent protests last year sparked first by the rape of a 15-year-old Baloch girl by a police chief and then by the death of Iranian-Kurdish girl Mahsa Amini in September. , in police custody for allegedly wearing the Islamic headscarf incorrectly.
The worst moment of the protests in Zahedan occurred on the so-called Bloody Friday, on September 30, when, according to the NGO Iran Human Rights, the repression by the security forces left more than 90 dead in the city. That day, some 150 people launched a protest precisely against the city’s 16th police station, next to a mosque, in memory of the raped teenager.