January 1, 2018 / 6:22 PM / a year ago

Iranian policeman killed, three hurt in protests - police spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - One police officer has been shot dead during protests in Iran and three have been wounded, a police spokesman said on Monday, the first reported security force fatality since anti-government demonstrations began last week.

“A rioter took advantage of the situation in the city of Najaf Abad and fired shots at police forces with a hunting rifle. As a result, three were wounded, and one was martyred,” Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi was quoted as saying by Iranian state television. It did not say when the incident took place.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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