News ID: 321826
Published: 0453 GMT May 22, 2022

IRGC member assassinated in Tehran

IRGC member assassinated in Tehran
The body of Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, is seen inside his car after his assassination by terrorists in Tehran on May 22, 2022.

One of the members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was assassinated in an armed attack by two motorcyclists in Tehran.

According to Iran's official news agency IRNA, the incident took place around 4 p.m. local time (1130 GMT) on Sunday, when the IRGC member was dismounting his car to enter his home in an eastern neighborhood of the Iranian capital, Press TV wrote.

The IRGC member, who has been identified as Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, was assassinated after two motorcyclists shot him five times before fleeing the scene.

IRIB news agency reported that three bullets hit him in the head and two bullets hit his hand.

The IRGC issued a statement soon after the assassination, saying that its member was assassinated in a terrorist attack by counterrevolutionary elements.

The statement condoled with his family, adding that necessary measures have been taken to identify and arrest the assailant or assailants.

Following the assassination, head of Tehran Court of Justice, Ali Alqasi, ordered Tehran prosecutor to speed up efforts to identify and arrest those behind this criminal act.

Alqasi also stressed the need to expedite judicial measures aimed at the identification of the perpetrators of this assassination.



Resource: Press TV
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