Iranian soldier killed by drug smugglers in SW country

IRNA – An Iranian conscript Salim Shaverdi, injured during a conflict with illegal drugs smugglers in the city of Behbahan in Khuzestan Province on Monday, has succumbed to injures.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday, Deputy Commander of Khuzestan Police for social affairs Colonel Ali Qasempour said Behbahan police officers Tuesday night stopped a car with three smugglers on board, carrying 30 kg of narcotics.

He added all three smugglers were injured and arrested.

Despite efforts made by the medical team, the Iranian soldier was succumbed to death.