Iran Revolutionary Guards general unhurt after car shot at


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Iran Revolutionary Guards general unhurt after car shot at
The attempted assassination occurred in the same province where Iran claimed on Wednesday that it had arrested three Mossad agents.
Published: APRIL 23, 2022

Gunmen opened fire on a car carrying a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp commander in restive southeastern Iran early on Saturday, killing one of his bodyguards, Iranian state media reported. Brig-Gen Hossein Almassi, an IRGC commander in Sistan-Baluchistan province, was unhurt after the attack and the attackers were arrested, the official news agency IRNA reported. Mahmoud Absalom, the bodyguard who was killed in the attack that occurred near a checkpoint in the provincial capital Zahedan, was the son of a senior Guards commander in the region, IRNA said. Sistan-Baluchistan province is also where Iranian intelligence claimed that it caught three Mossad spies on Wednesday.

According to the semi-official Fars News Agency, the three were involved in "disseminating classified information and documents"; IRNA reported that more information would be released at a later date.