17 August 2022,   16:39
Iranian policeman killed in water protests in oil-rich Southwest

A police officer was shot dead and another was wounded during protests in Iran’s restive, oil-producing province of Khuzestan, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported, in a sharp escalation of clashes between security forces and protesters over a water shortage.

The two policemen were part of a team dispatched to the southwestern town of Mahshahr in order to “clear it of rioters”, the agency reported.