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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Iranian General Shoots Himself While Cleaning Pistol

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7Dnews London

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:10 GMT

The website of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reported on Sunday December 16th that a general had allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun, according to AP.

General Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol. Since 2014, Mansouri had been a regional commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s ground forces in the northeastern city of Mashhad, some 900 kilometres east of the capital, Tehran.

The unit Mansouri commanded is based in Khorasan-Razavi Province, bordering Afghanistan, with Mashad as its capital, Radio Farada reported. The Commander in Chief of IRGC, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, has issued a statement expressing condolences.

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