Iran denies killings of protestors
An Iranian official blamed two protesters previously reported killed in the city of Dorud, Lorestan Province, on Saturday night during anti-government demonstrations were targeted by foreign agents and not the Iranian police.
“Violent clashes broke out in the illegal demonstration in Dorud on Saturday and unfortunately two people were killed,” Habibollah Khojastehpour, the deputy governor of Lorestan province, said in an interview on state television on Sunday.
“No shots were fired by the police and security forces. We have found evidence of enemies of the revolution, Takfiri groups and foreign agents in this clash,” the official concluded, referring to Takfiri – a name dabbing an excommunion of a Muslim.