Soldier dies in armed attack on government office in Southeast Iran

Tasnim – Gunmen attacked a government building in a small town in southeast of Iran on Tuesday morning, killing a soldier serving in the Police.

Two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at the local county office building in Pishin, a small town located in Sarbaz County in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Tuesday morning, provincial police commander, General Mohammad Qanbari told Tasnim.

A soldier serving in the Police have been killed in the attack, the commander added, saying the assailants have fled the scene.

Located in southeast of Iran, the large province of Sistan and Balouchestan borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, and has a long coastline by the Sea of Oman.

The desert province grapples with underdeveloped infrastructure and transit of illicit drugs.