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Attack kills Iran public prosecutor

Gunmen opened fire on the prosecutor's car
By Justin Salhani   |   Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:15 AM   |   Comments

(UPI) -- A public prosecutor was killed Wednesday in what Iranian officials are deeming a terrorist attack.

The prosecutor's car was attacked by a group of armed men in southeast Iran. The prosecutor's driver was also killed.

The killing may be linked to affairs in Iran's southeastern province where a Sunni Muslim minority lives in Shiite dominated Iran. The province is near the Afghan border and is home to Sunni militants and smuggling activities.

An ambush from a Sunni rebel group that calls itself Jaish-ul Adul

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