Man shoots dead 12 relatives in Iran--state media

Man shoots dead 12 relatives in Iran–state media

/ 03:17 PM February 18, 2024

Man shoots dead 12 relatives in Iran--state media


TEHRAN — A man killed 12 of his relatives in a rare mass shooting in southern Iran, state media reported Saturday.

“A 30-year-old man, motivated by a family dispute, killed 12 members of his family including has father and brother with a Kalashnikov weapon near the town of Faryab,” in Kerman province, the provincial chief justice Ebrahim Hamidi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.


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The man was killed during a shootout with security forces trying to capture him, the agency added.

Mass shootings are rare in Iran, where people are only allowed to possess hunting rifles.

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In January, an army conscript opened fire inside a military base in the same province, killing at least five other soldiers before fleeing.

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