The Baluch Activists Organization announced the killing of Amanullah Baji Zahi, a prominent Baloch tribal leader, in an armed attack in Sistan and Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran.
The British-based organization said, through its account on Telegram, that “Baji Zahi” was killed after he was attacked by unknown persons on Bassett Street in Zahedan, on Thursday evening.
In turn, the Prosecutor General of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Mehdi Shamsabadi, said that an investigation has been opened to uncover the circumstances of the incident, and that the police are working to identify the perpetrators, according to local media.
For his part, the deputy director of Zahedan Police, Colonel Khadarahm Foroughi, said that “preliminary information indicates a tribal dispute” behind the killing of Baghi Zahi.
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The Baluch Activists Organization claimed that “there are rumors about the killing of Baji Zhi at the hands of the Revolutionary Guards.”
It is noteworthy that the son of the aforementioned tribal leader, Hamid Baji Zahi, was killed in a clash with the military forces last September in what was known as the “Bloody Friday” events in Zahedan, according to the organization.