Baku-APA. In an attack on a patrolling police car in Iran’s western city of Sanandaj on Thursday, five were killed and nine others were wounded, APA reports quoting Xinhua News Agency.
Two unidentified attackers, affiliated to “anti-revolutionary groups”, opened fire on a police car in the Azadi (Liberty) square of Sanandaj city, the capital of western Kurdistan province at 17: 10 local time (1340 GMT), the report said.
Ebrahim Kazeminejad, a police commander of Kurdistan province, said the terrorist attack killed four policemen and a passerby, and wounded nine others, among whom five were policemen and others were civilians.
Kazeminejad added one of the injured was in critical condition.
In September, a bomb blast in northwestern Iran killed nine people and injured at least 20 others. The explosion happened during a military parade in the northwestern town of Mahabad which mostly populates ethnic Kurdish people.
Iran’s western provinces with Kurdish population see regular armed clashes between the Iranian security forces and Kurdish militant parties, in particular Party of Free Life of Kurdistan ( PJAK), an anti-Iran Kurdish group linked to Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).