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Iranian deputy industry minister 'shot dead'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-11-11

Iran's deputy Minister for Industry and mining, Safdar Rahmat Abadi, was shot dead in the capital Tehran on Sunday evening, the country's official IRNA news agency reported.

Unidentified assailants shot dead Iran's deputy minister for industry and mining, Safdar Rahmat Abadi, in Tehran on Sunday night, media reports said.

The official IRNA news agency reported that Rahmat Abadi, the deputy minister of industry, mines and commerce in charge of parliamentary affairs, had been fatally shot in the head and chest as he was driving in the east of the capital.

Citing a police officer at the scene, the report said the shots had been fired from inside Rahmat Abadi's car as bullet shells had been found inside the vehicle whose windows were intact.

It did not provide further details.

The Mehr news agency quoted the Tehran governor's deputy for security affairs, Safarali Baratlou, as confirming the shooting, without further elaboration.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-11-10

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