Iranian soldier kills three colleagues, injures 12 at air base

  • The shooter was downed in a shootout
  • Motives behind the insider attack still unknown

TEHRAN – An Iranian soldier opened fire on his colleagues, killing three and wounding 12 of them at a military air base in south Tehran, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

One of the victims was an officer and the two others were regular soldiers, according to the report.

The attacker was killed in a shootout with other soldiers.

All injured soldiers were taken to an Air Force hospital in the southeast part of the city.

The motive behind the insider attack was unknown.

State media did not immediately report the shooting, which Mehr said took place in Kahrizak, on the southern outskirts of Tehran.