As a result of an attack on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, Brigadier-General Hossein Almassi, his bodyguard Mahmoud Absalom was killed, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The general was not hurt during the attack. The attack is said to have occurred near a checkpoint in the provincial capital Zahedan. Authorities have arrested some suspects, but did not identify them, state media said.
Mahmoud Absalom was the son of a senior IRGC commander in the region, according to IRNA.
he attack coincided with events celebrating the anniversary of IRGC's foundation, as well as the last 10 days of Ramadan.