The most prominent Sunni cleric in Iran has used his Friday sermon to tell the country’s Shia leadership that the Sunni Baluch minority “will not tolerate threats” and “will not compromise,” amid a fierce state crackdown on nationwide protests demanding more freedoms and women’s rights.
“Nowhere in the world do they respond to people’s protests with bullets,” Molavi Abdolhamid, the Friday prayer leader in Zahedan, capital of the eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, said on November 18.
Four persons were killed and one was injured in an attack by unidentified armed men in the Kharan district of Balochistan,
According to reports, on Thursday evening unknown armed men entered a house in Kharan and opened fire on the men in the house. As a result, four people were killed while one was injured. The injured man including four dead bodies was shifted to Civil hospital Kharan, where two of the deceased were identified as Shaikh Saleem Ahmed s/o Abdul Salam and Saeed Islam s/o Ameer Baksh, and the injured man was identified as Dilshad s/o Abdul Ghafoor. The identification of the two other deceased men remains unknown.