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Activists say Iranian forces shot at protesters, killing 2


Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces have opened fire on demonstrators in a southeastern city that has seen weeks of unrest amid nationwide demonstrations. Activists say the shooting on Friday in the city of in Zahedan killed at least two people, threatening to reignite tensions there. Zahedan, in Iran’s long-restive Sistan and Baluchestan province, has seen the deadliest violence in protests so far. The demonstrations in Zahedan began in part over rape allegations against a senior police officer there but dovetailed the protests over the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini that have inflamed Iran. Activists estimate that in Zahedan alone, nearly 100 people have been killed since a Sept. 30 rally there set off a violent police response.

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