Report by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug 11, 2019 - Armed guards of an Iranian regime airbase in Mahmoud Abad of Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, opened fire on locals protesting attempts to confiscate their lands. Two people have been killed and several others wounded, reports indicate.
“There is tension in the region. The airbase security unit opened fire, leaving two people killed and four wounded. After this incident, the city council held a session followed by a similar meeting of the provincial council,” said the deputy governor of Mazandaran Province, claiming this subject was not related to the confiscation of lands.
“This attack took place when soldiers intended to install a fence around an airstrip inside the base. However, protesters began throwing stones, sticks, and chains at them. The armed guards responded by opening fire, resulting in two deaths and a number of others being wounded and some apprehended,” the report reads, describing the protesters as “hired” and “hoodlums.”