Dec. 6, 2022

‘Arms caches’ raided as death toll of Iran protests rises


The story: Iranian authorities have reported the seizure of three separate caches of illegal weapons in the restive southeast of the country. The seizures come as the Islamic Republic accuses foreign governments of arming "rioters" in an attempt to fuel the ongoing unrest sparked by the Sept. 16 death of a young Iranian woman in the custody of morality police.  

The coverage: Iranian police on Nov. 30 seized a cache of pistols and bullets in the city of Rask close to the border with Pakistan, the conservative Tasnim News Agency reported.

  • Fifty handguns and over 90 magazines were seized in an operation that also involved the arrest of one suspect.

  • Tasnim cited a local judiciary official as saying that the weapons had been "smuggled from a neighboring country" with the aim of "intensifying the unrest" in Sistan-Baluchestan Province.

  • The Nov. 30 raid followed reports of two separate "illegal weapons" seizures the previous day. Of note...

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