BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Footage broadcasted by Iranian State TV showed a bus ramming through officers of Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NAJA), killing two officers and one soldier in the Pasdaran district of Tehran on Monday.
The attack was allegedly conducted by the members of Gonabadi Dervishes, a Sufi sect in Iran. NAJA officers were reportedly called on site to secure the area as it serves as one of the focal points of the sect housing one of its leaders Noor Ali Tabandeh.
Earlier that day, violent clashes had taken place between protesters and NAJA officers as they had gathered in front of a police station demanding the release of Nematullah Riahi, a member of the sect.
According to NAJA spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi, “The murderers were arrested seconds after their crime.”