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Iranian police killed by gunmen

Kermanshah, An Iranian police officer has been shot dead in the western Iranian Province of Kermanshah, a local official said on Wednesday.

Major Hassan Maleki was killed on Tuesday night (August 14) at 21:30 local time when he was called on at his home in the city of Ravansar by unidentified gunmen, Kermanshah's Deputy Police Chief for Social Affairs Colonel Mohammad Reza Amouyee said.

The perpetrators shot the officer several times and killed him after he opened the door at them, he said.

The investigation for identifying the assassins, who are at large, and their motivation is going on, according to the police colonel.

Ravansar is 47 km from northwestern city of Kermanshah, the provincial capital.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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