Unidentified gunmen killed a senior member of Iran’s prominent Revolutionary Guard outdoor his home in Tehran on Sunday.
The two assailants shot Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari 5 times in his automobile within the heart of the capital, advise media acknowledged.
Experiences identified Khodayari simplest as a “defender of the shrine,” a reference to Iranians who battle towards the Daesh terrorist community in Syria and Iraq within the Guard’s elite Quds pressure that oversees operations out of the nation.
There used to be no instantaneous bellow of accountability for the attack.
Security forces were pursuing the suspected assailants, advise TV reported, without offering further particulars or giving a motive for the killing.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the ideological arm of Iran’s protection pressure, identified Khodai as a colonel.
In an announcement posted on their online page, the Guards additionally denounced a “terrorist act” they claimed used to be utilized by “parts linked to world conceitedness” – a reference to the US and its allies.