Gunmen shot dead a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards east of the capital, Tehran, on Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported.
“Sayyid Khodai … was killed during a gun attack by two motorcyclists on Mohahedin-e Islam Street in Tehran,” IRNA said.
The agency described him as a “guardian of the sanctuary” – a term used to describe someone who works for the Islamic Republic in Syria or Iraq.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has identified Khodai as a colonel.
In a statement posted on their website, the Guards also condemned a “terrorist act” that they claimed was carried out by “elements associated with global arrogance” – a reference to the United States and its allies.
The guards said they had launched an investigation to identify the “attacker or aggressor.”
According to IRNA, Khodai was shot five times while returning home around 4:00 pm (1130 GMT).
The agency released a photo of a man lying in the driver’s seat with the collar of his blue shirt and blood on his right upper arm.
He was fastened with his seat belt and shot in the front window next to the passenger.
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