Iranian general killed himself by accident

December 17, 2018

TEHRAN – The website of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has said in a statement that Brigadier General Ghodratollah Mansouri has accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun.

Mansouri shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol on Sunday morning, the statement read.

The general was a veteran of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and had been serving as the commander of the IRGC ground forces in the northeastern city of Mashhad since 2014.

According to Tasnim, the burial ceremony of the general was held on Monday.


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