Death toll rises to 22 in Iran anti-regime protests


At least 22 people, including a police officer, have been killed in anti-government protests across Iran, officials said, Yeni Şafak reported.

At least five people were killed Monday in protests in Isfahan province, according to Iran's state-run Asriran news agency. One police officer was killed and three others injured during protests in Najafabad city near Isfahan.

According to Iran-based news outlet the Young Journalists Club, a protester opened fire on police officers with a shotgun, wounding four at the scene. One of the officers succumbed to his wounds.

Lawmaker Hedayatollah Khademi said two people were killed in Izeh town in Khuzestan province Sunday night, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported.

In addition, at least 400 people have been arrested during the protests, including 200 in the capital Tehran. The other arrests were reported in the cities of Arak, Isfahan and Robat Karim and West Azerbaijan province.