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Iran admits killing ‘rioters’ during gas-price protests

“However, online videos of demonstrations purport to show security forces firing machine guns and rifles at crowds” writes The Associated Press for latimes.com. State TV also acknowledged that security forces confronted “rioters” during the protests in Tehran, as well as in the cities of Shiraz and Sirjan.It acknowledged that the violence also killed passers-by, security forces and peaceful protesters without assigning blame.In one case, the report said security forces confronted a separatist group armed with “semi-heavy weapons” in the city of Mahshahr in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province.
 
Source: latimes.com



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