Sources told Al Arabiya that security forces opened fire on the car on because the child’s father did not comply with orders to stop. (Supplied)
Saleh Hamid, AlArabiya.net Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Iranian security forces killed a three-year-old Ahwazi-Arab child after they opened fire on the car she was travelling in with her parents in the Alawi neighborhood, west of Ahvaz.
Sources told Al Arabiya that security forces opened fire on the car on Monday night because the child’s father Abbas Sawari, who is wanted by internal security forces, did not comply with the checkpoint’s orders to stop.
As a result, Sawari’s daughter Raghed was shot and killed immediately while his wife was shot and transferred to hospital for treatment.
The source added that security forces then arrested Sawari and led him to an unknown location.
Last November, hundreds protested after Ali Jalali, a 17-year-old Ahwazi-Arab, was killed by Iranian police’s gunfire during the latter’s raid on a popular market in al-Nahda neighborhood in Ahvaz.